Civil War era Confederate Gardner Pattern cedar wood drum canteen with red, white, and blue striped cloth strap, iron bands around the circumference, and three iron sling keepers. Traces of black paint visible to wood and iron bands. Pour spout or stopper are not present. Possible 20th century museum accession number "95.0090" to one band. Accompanying note suggests that the strap was captured from the Union army. 7 1/2" dia. x 2 1/2" W. Length with strap – 29". Provenance: Private Southern collection, purchased from Larry Hicklen of Middle Tennessee Civil War Relics about 15 years ago. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, surface scratches to be expected from age and manner of use. Bands and sling keepers are loose with oxidation. Pour spout or stopper are not present. Fraying, fading to strap.
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