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Object Name Canteen
Catalog Number 0985.00.00058
Description U.S. Model 1858 smooth side tin canteen, 3/8" wide remnants of leather sling; pewter spout, no stopper, no cover, "WLA [1]86[?] / M[?] scratched into spout
Material Metal/Tin
Dimensions W-7.5 inches
Owned Ebenezer Priest
Owner Regiment 39th Alabama Infantry, Co. K
Made Unknown
Provenance This canteen was used by Ebenezer Priest during the Civil War. He served as a private in 1st Alabama Infantry, Co. B, "Eufaula Rifles", and then as sergeant in the 39th Alabama Infantry, Co. K. He fought in the battles of Murfreesboro and in the Atlanta Campaign, and was a color bearer. He lost a leg in the battle near Atlanta.
People Priest, Ebenezer
Search Terms color bearers
Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Murfreesboro
Subjects Amputees
Wounded in war