Old South Military Antiques

CS Canteen with Original Sling
Item #: OS-6041

During the course of the War millions of canteens were manufactured in the South. Every man in the Southern Army carried a canteen and most would go through several by War’s end. To supply this need, canteens were manufactured at Confederate government facilities, but the government facilities could supply only a small fraction of the canteens required to equip the army. In order to meet the pressing need for canteens the Confederate government purchased the vast majority of canteens from private manufacturing concerns. The most widely used Confederate canteen was made of wood because any cooperage could easily convert to the manufacture of wooden canteens as they required exactly the same skills as barrel making.

The canteen shown here retains its original Confederate manufactured sling. The sling has no weak places. The canteen’s sling buckle is an original buckle, but was taken off of another deteriorated sling and placed on this strap.

The canteen is perfect, and is perfectly tight; all three sling loops remain and are tight.

Price $3,200.00 USD