Civil War Canteens
Author: Stephen W. Sylvia and Michael J. O'Donnell
Publisher/Date: Moss Publications; 2nd Edition (1990)
Format/Condition: Gently used paperback book in Near Fine condition: small spot on front cover, barely noticeable. Binding good; textblock strong; pages clean and unmarked. 176+ pages. Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white.
Description: The Civil War was not won by the canteen, but it was an essential part of the soldiers' equipment. In this book the reader will find a variety of Civil War canteens. Civil War canteens range in style from pre-war models, Union "bullseye" and smooth faced types to the very rare Confederate tin drum with "CS" impressed in the face. Also included are the Southern manufactured tin and wood drum canteens and various U.S. patent models produced during the War. In addition, some unusual types were imported, particularly by the Confederacy.