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    Identified Canteen of Benjamin D. Reed - Inventory Number: CAN 075 / SOLD

    30th Mass. Unattached Heavy Artillery

    Outstanding Civil War Canteen!

    The most desirable of all examples, a kersey blue covered bullseye canteen.  Complete with original strap with soldiers stenciled ink identification reading: “B.D. Reed”. Reed was from Chicopee MA and was a 37-year-old Armorer.  He enlisted on 8/29/1864 as a Private into "30th" Co. MA Unattached Heavy Artillery. He was Mustered Out on 6/16/1865.  He was a Member of GAR Post # 41 (Lyon) in Westfield, MA and died 6/5/1909.

    If you are only going to own one Civil War Canteen this would be the one!!!!!

    Benjamin Dana Reed:

    Residence Chicopee MA; a 37 year-old Armorer.

    Enlisted on 8/29/1864 as a Private.

    On 9/1/1864 he mustered into "30th" Co. MA Unattached Heavy Artillery He was Mustered Out on 6/16/1865

    Other Information:

    Born in Barnard, VT

    Member of GAR Post # 41 (Lyon) in Westfield, MA

    Died 6/5/1909



         Thirtieth Unattached Company, Heavy Artillery.-Capt., Samuel R. Bingham.  This organization numbered 4 officers and 146 enlisted men and had no losses during service.  It was mustered into the U.S. service in the early part of Sept., 1864, and left on the 26th for Washington, where it was employed throughout its term of service, and was mustered out at the same time as the 29th company.

    Inventory number: CAN 075 / SOLD