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Object Name Haversack
Catalog Number 0985.13.00418
Description Haversack: black waterproofed canvas with small flap with cotton tape edging secured with red grosgrain ribbon and cloth button; wool tape shoulder strap; cotton tape edging extends along side seams; bag lining of cotton; pocket of waterproofed canvas sewn to front of bag. A canteen (0985.13.429) is associated with this haversack.
Dimensions H-9.5 W-9 inches
Owned William A. Wright
Owner Regiment 55th Virginia Infantry, Co. F, "Essex Sharpshooters"
Made Unknown
Event Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm
Provenance This haversack was used by Capt. William A. Wright, Co. F, 55th Virginia Infantry, "Essex Sharpshooters." A ball passed through his body and canteen when he was killed at Frazier's Farm after taking a Federal battery of five artillery pieces on top of the hill, June 30, 1862.
People Wright, William A.
Search Terms Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm / Frazier's Farm / Charles City Crossroads / Nelson's Farm / New Market Road / Riddell's Shop
Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
War casualties