|Object Name||Haversack, Gunner's|
|Description||Gunner's haversack: brown leather with shield front flap secured with leather strap and iron roller buckle; leather shoulder strap with iron roller buckle; "Capt J.D. McCartney / Bryan's Battery / [Capt] Judson Howell" in ink on interior flap.|
|Dimensions||H-13 W-14 inches|
|Owned||unidentified Union soldier; John D.McCartney|
|Owner Regiment||Bryan's Battery, Virginia Artillery|
|Event||Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove|
This haversack was taken from a Federal battery by J. D. McCartney, Bryan's Battery at Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864.
Haversacks of this type were used by the No. 4 gunner to pass ammunition to the gunner from the limber chest. In theory, this was to preclude the accidental ignition of the powder.
unidentified Union soldier
McCartney, John D.
Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864