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Object Name Canteen
Catalog Number 0985.13.00343
Description U.S. Model 1858 bullseye canteen, 5 rings, 1 1/8" x 50" (remaining) cotton sling, pewter spout, carved wooden stopper secured to sling with leather thong, "R.H. Gratz & Co. Phila" stamped into spout
Dimensions W-8 inches
Owned James M. Burton; Thomas Vaden Brooke
Owner Regiment 38th Virginia Infantry; Richmond Howitzers
Made Robert H. Gratz and Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Event Battle of Drewry's Bluff / Fort Darling
Provenance This canteen was taken from the body of a dead Federal soldier on the battlefield of Drewry's Bluff by James M. Burton, 38th Virginia Infantry. Burton was a friend of Corporal Thomas Vaden Brooke of the Richmond Howitzers, who became the owner of the canteen.

"The canteen was taken from a dead Federal soldier on battlefield of Drewry's Bluff by a friend of the owner who was a member of the 38th Virginia Infantry, Armistead's Brigade, Pickett's Division, the late James M. Burton of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia." (donor letter)

"Uniform and outfit of Corporal T. V. Brooke, 3rd Co. Richmond Howitzers as worn at Appomattox Court House at the surrender of the Confederates under Gen. Robert E. Lee." (donor note)
People unidentified Union soldier
Burton, James M.
Brooke, Thomas Vaden (T. V.)
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign
Battle of Drewry's Bluff / Fort Darling
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
items worn home
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
United States Army
end of war
Subjects surrenders