Civil War Union 8-ring canteen. This is the classic style known to collectors as the "Bullseye” pattern with the reinforcement rings stamped on each side. It still has all three of the original strap loops present, as well as a soiled blue wool cover. A portion of the original cotton sling with parallel blue stripes is still present. The original spout is present at the top of the canteen and is marked "J.Hall Rohrman Philad." Joseph Hall Rohrman was a tinsmith that was contracted to produce 360,000 of this exact pattern between August 1863 and February 1864. These are frequently recovered from 1864-1865 Army of the Potomac sites in Virginia.
Inventory Number: CAN 120 / SOLD