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Object Name CANTEEN
Catalog Number 0985.00.00018a
Description Wooden drum canteen with cork stopper attached by a long twisted hemp fiber.
Material wood
Dimensions W-9.5 L-2.25 inches
Owned James L. Brewer; Hubbard F. Roberts
Owner Regiment 150th New York Volunteers
36th Alabama Infantry, Co. H
Event Atlanta Campaign (tentative)
Provenance This Confederate canteen was given to Hubbard F. Roberts of the 150th New York Volunteers during a five hour burial truce. James L. Brewer of Co. H, 36th Alabama Infantry exchanged this Confederate canteen for one used by Roberts in the Union army.

"The trophy is a hand-carved army canteen of cedar. It was originally owned by a Confederate soldier named Brewer, who served with the Thirty-sixth Alabama regiment, as the graven letters on the canteen show…. In a truce between the Union and Confederate armies when they met in Georgia the elder Lloyd [of the 150th New York volunteers] met the Confederate soldier with whom he swapped canteens, giving the man in the gray uniform a metal, leather covered canteen in exchange for the hand-carved cedar one…."

The 150th New York was involved in the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman's March to the Sea. It is thus tentatively believed that this canteen was exchanged during one of these campaigns; much more likely during the Atlanta Campaign.
People Brewer, James L.
Roberts, Hubbard F.
Search Terms items exchanged
United States Army
Atlanta Campaign (tentative)
Savannah Campaign (tentative)
Sherman's March to the Sea (tentative)
Subjects Truces
Burials
Exchange (Barter)