Civil War concentric ring canteen of the Philadelphia Depot pattern, known to collectors as the “bullseye” canteen. Marked "C.H. & Co. Phila" on the neck of the spout. This canteen was likely manufactured from July to September 1862 to fulfill a government contract for 85,000 canteens. Code, Hopper and Company was primarily a gas meter manufacturing firm before becoming a government contractor. The canteen has a brown jean cover and is complete with the original herringbone twill sling, which is torn near one of the strap loops. The original cork stopper is present. The strap is marked “carried by Sam May 1862.” Samuel May enlisted in the 64th Ohio Infantry in 1861. He was wounded at Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia on May 9, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign, and died of his wounds in Chattanooga, Tennessee on June 3rd.
Mortally Wounded at Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia
Samuel May - Residence was not listed; 17 years old. Enlisted on 11/4/1861 as a Private. On 11/4/1861 he mustered into "H" Co. OH 64th Infantry. He died of wounds on 6/3/1864 at Chattanooga, TN. He was listed as: Wounded 5/9/1864 Rocky Face Ridge, GA. Buried: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN Gravesite: D-571
Inventory Number: CAN 124 / SOLD