Outstanding Canteen Captured from a Confederate Soldier at Port Hudson and soldier art.
Item #: 2316
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Wonderful Confederate wooden canteen inscribed on one side "CANTEEN OBTAINED FROM REBEL PRISONER AT PORT HUDSON, LA." On the obverse is centered with a shield relief surmounted with crossed Union flags Inscribed "PORT HUDSON JULY 8TH, 1863 O.J. PIERCE" Also included are 5 sketches by O.J. Pierce consisting of one of soldiers including himself laden with Confederate canteens from captured prisoners with drawing of soldiers on the verso. This drawing measures approximately 5.5" X 7". Also are four drawings of Port Hudson landscapes, 3 including Union soldiers all inscribed and titled measuring 8 inches high by 12 inches. Records indicate that Osborne James Pierce served as a Corporal in the 24th Maine Regiment. He also worked as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly and an architect after the war. The canteen is in fine condition with beautiful workmanship in the carving. Canteen has the original spout and id missing the strap tabs.
Item # 2316
Your Price $14,500.00 USD
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