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Object Name Canteen
Catalog Number 0985.13.00931
Date ca. 1775
Description Glazed redware ring canteen (or ring jug) with integral spout, no sling loops, no sling, no stopper. Holds approximately 6.5 oz. "M[?] I T TY[?]" impressed on side.
Material Ceramic/glaze
Dimensions W-7 D-1.5 inches
Owned John Ward; Robert Anthony Ward
Owner Regiment 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry, Co. B
Made unknown
Provenance This ring canteen (ring jug) was carried throughout the Revolutionary War and worn home from British General Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown by Private John Ward, a soldier from Lunenburg County, Va. The canteen was later carried in the Civil War by John Ward's grandson, Lieutenant Robert A. Ward, Co. B, 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.
People Ward, John
Ward, Robert Anthony
Search Terms American Revolution
Revolutionary War
Subjects Grandfathers