Original Civil War Confederate Wood Drum Canteen ID'd to "J McDaniel" on one side and "Port Hudson" on the reverse. Originally sold by Fairfield Auction sometime ago and back fresh on the market. From a really nice old collection that Rebel Brian and I acquired on the way home from the recent Gettysburg Civil War Show. Jawbone history is that is was a war trophy brought home from a soldier in the 19th Corps. Brian and I have done some research and believe we have narrowed it down to William J McDaniel of the 3rd Regiment US Volunteer Infantry. The drum is tight and has a beautiful aged patina. Has both of it's circular iron bands and all of it's sling loops intact. The partial leather sling compliments the display. The wood spout is MIA on this example which is very common. A great chance to own a Confederate Canteen with lots of cool history and a great research project.
The Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana, was the final engagement in the Union campaign to recapture the Mississippi River in the American Civil War.