Three (3) Indian/Spanish-American War era items. 1st item: U.S. Indian Wars and Spanish American War era M1878 Canteen. Tan canvas cover stenciled "U.S.", on front. Cork stopper secured to loop at top of canteen, leather strap with brass fastenings, metal canteen loops. Canteen 10" H x 7 3/4" W. Strap length – 36". Overall – 25 1/2" H. Late 19th/early 20th century. 2nd item: United Spanish War Veteran (USWV) bronze and grosgrain ribbon member medal, serial number "B 25880". American eagle within a laurel wreath and the shield of victory, top, sewn to a ribbon with 13 stars and stripes. Cavalry saber, an infantry rifle, and a naval anchor all crossed, representing the various branches of the military, attached to bottom of ribbon, with Spanish American War cross, the four arms reading "Porto Rico" [sic], "Cuba", "Philippines", with "USA", attached to the bottom. Serial number and pin-back bar, reverse of American eagle. 4 1/2" H x 2" W. Early 20th century. 3rd item: Indian Wars era brass belt buckle, depicting a spread-winged eagle with shielded breast and banner reading " E Pluribus Unum", surrounded by 13 stars and a laurel wreath. Unmarked. 2 1/8" H x 3 3/8" W. Third quarter of the 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with wear to be expected from age and manner of use. Surface stains to canteen. Strap in worn condition with two areas of horizontal breaks. Areas of rust to metal canteen loops. Areas of tarnish to brass fastenings. 2nd item: Overall good condition with areas of wear, particularly to the ribbon, to be expected from age. Minute areas of oxidation, surface of bronze. 3rd item: Overall good condition.
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