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Object Name Canteen
Catalog Number 0985.13.00948
Description Tin drum canteen, 2 sling loops, 40" twine sling, no stopper, slightly convex faces
Dimensions W-4.25 D-2 inches
Owned Luther Wright Jerrell
Owner Regiment 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. B
Made unknown
Event Battle of the Boydton Plank Road / Hatcher's Run / Burgess’ Mill
Provenance This canteen belonged to Luther Wright Jerrell. Jerrell enlisted as a Private at age 18 on March 10, 1862 in Co. B, 9th Virginia Cavalry, possibly as a substitute for a Mr. Burroughs near Richmond (per an old Museum label). He was mortally wounded in action on the Plank Road near Petersburg, VA. on October 27, 1864. He died four days later.
People Jerrell, Luther Wright
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Boydton Plank Road / Hatcher's Run / Burgess’ Mill
Subjects Substitute soldiers
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
Dead persons
Death
Casualties, War
War casualties