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Indentified 7th Rhode Island canteen and painting
Item #: gb3546
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This group once owned by private Joseph Nelson Morris of the 7th Rhode Island Infantry consist of a U.S. model 1858 smooth side canteen and a painting of him in uniform sitting on a patriotic drum and holding his drum sticks. The canteen has 100% of the original brown cloth cover remaining and original sling. As already stated the cover is 100% intact but has nice age stains throughout. Canteen does have a few dents but does not distract from the visual display. Sling is original and complete however does have some fraying. Attached to the sling is an old brass name plate that has the name JOSEPH N. MORRIS. Stopper and cork present with just a little bit of the cork missing.The painting is 22.5 inches wide and 29 inches tall. Medium appears to be some type of water color with very vibrant colors. Painting is mounted in a nice frame and signed by the artist W.H. Horton. Painting does have a few minor cracks in the background. Private Joseph Nelson Morris, a resident of Bristol, RI. enlisted into the 7th Rhode Island Infantry on 08/15/1862 as a musician, and was mustered out on 06/09/1965. During his service the 7th Rhode Island Infantry was at Pleasant Valley, Md. / Fredericksburg, VA. where they suffered heavy casualties, / Jackson, MS. / The Wilderness, VA. / Spotsylvania Court House, VA. / North Anna River, VA. / Bethesda Church, VA. / Cold Harbor, VA. / Petersburg, VA. / Pegram Farm, VA. / Poplar Springs, VA. / Weldon Railroad, VA. Research papers included.

Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Your Price $1,750.00 USD

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