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Just saw a canteen that the family says is US Civil War period, although I have my doubts. May not even be US.

1. It is slightly thinner
2. It is enameled blue. See edge of throat in second photo.
3. Top has screw on cap instead of cork

Covered with cloth, sort of brown.
Has same sling loops as the US Civil War version
Sling is well made leather and definitely old

Spout is marked WD over 55

I was thinking possibly a commercial version for sale to militias or individual soldiers, but it could be foreign military for all I know.

Anyone have any ideas of where to search? Thanks
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The British stamped alot of material WD, War Dept.


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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  • 3 weeks later...

Not American and too late to have even been imported Richard

Wanted: WWI ID'ed USMC Green Wool Uniform and ANYTHING documented to my Dad's Iwo Jima outfit: 21st Marines 3rd Div.

Items marked "Marquet, Marquett, or Marquette"

 

 

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