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  • Identified Civil War Collapsible Cup Tilgh H. Snyder 41st PA Infantry / SOLD

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    Identified Civil War Collapsible Cup Tilgh H. Snyder 41st PA Infantry - Inventory Number:  IDE 215 / SOLD

    Pewter collapsible cup, when collapsed this ingenious cup is constructed of a pewter platform with three separate metal bands, each slightly larger than the next.  When used for drinking, the outer bands are extended up to form a watertight metal cup that measures 3 1/4" inch high. Marking on the base of the cup: “T.H. Snyder / Philadelphia”

    Tilgh H. Snyder enlisted on 7/1/1863 as a Private. On 7/1/1863 he mustered into "D" Co. PA 41st Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 8/4/1863.


         Forty-first Infantry.-Cols., John H. Taggart, Martin D. Hardin Lieut.-Cols., Samuel N. Bailey, Martin D. Hardin, Peter Baldy, Richard Gustin; Majs., Peter Baldy, Andrew J. Bolar, Charles W. Diven.  This regiment, the 12th reserve, was organized at Harrisburg, mustered into the U. S. service at Camp Curtin, for three years on Aug. 1O, 1861, and performed its first active duty guarding the state arsenal, which was endangered by the disaffected three months, troops, who had recently been discharged.  In August, it reported at the camp of the reserves, Tennallytown, Md., and was attached to the 3rd brigade.  It encamped at Langley; shared in the success at Dranesville in December, was detached for guard duty at Catlett's station in April 1862, and then joined in the battles on the Peninsula.  At Mechanicsviile, Gaines, mill and Glendale it won a reputation for steadiness and bravery.  The regiment remained in the 3rd brigade in the campaigns which followed engaging at the second Bull Run, South mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg and returned with the reserves to Washington for the winter of 1862-63.  It fought at Gettysburg, Bristoe and Rappahannock Stations and Mine Run, and spent the winter near Catlett's station.  It participated in the battles of the Wilderness campaign in May, 1864, the battle of Bethesda Church being its final engagement, after which the veterans and recruits were transferred to the 190th Pa. infantry and the regiment returned to Harrisburg, where it was mustered out on June 11, 1864.


    Inventory Number:  IDE 215 / SOLD