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Fine Confederate Wood Drum Canteen – Cavalry ID

$1,750

Fine Confederate Wood Drum Canteen – Cavalry ID - This superior example of a Confederate wood drum canteen, constructed, unusually, of either walnut or mahogany, remains in excellent condition. It retains its original, hand carved drinking spout and exhibits soldier carved crossed sabers on one side of the body of the canteen and the name, “W.C. Davis  / C” on the other side – it is possible that the Cs mentioned could be Gs. Equally unusual, are the two sapling retaining straps that hold the curved staves of the sides of the canteen together. The canteen retains a wonderfully mellow patina, as well. We have listed below several possible names that fit the ID carved in this canteen, all Confederate cavalry troopers.

W C. Davis

Residence was not listed;  Enlisted as a Sergeant (date unknown).     He also had service in: “C” Co. TN 20th Cavalry  

W C. Davis

Residence was not listed;  Enlisted on 9/1/1861 as a Private.  On 9/1/1861 he mustered into “C” Co. TX 9th Cavalry  (date and method of discharge not given)  (Estimated date of enlistment)

 

W C. Davis

Residence was not listed;  Enlisted on 9/1/1864 as a Corporal.  On 9/1/1864 he mustered into “C” Co. AL Hardie’s Battn Cavalry  (date and method of discharge not given)  (Estimated date of enlistment)

 

W C. Davis

Residence was not listed;  Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).     He also had service in: “C” Co. VA 41st Battn Cavalry

 

W C. H. Davis

Residence was not listed;  Enlisted on 10/1/1862 as a Private.  On 10/1/1862 he mustered into “G” Co. TN 19th Cavalry  (date and method of discharge not given)  (Estimated date of enlistment)

 

W G. Davis

Residence was not listed;  Enlisted on 2/25/1863 as a Private.  On 2/25/1863 he mustered into “C” Co. TN 11th Cavalry  (date and method of discharge not given)  (Estimated date of enlistment)

 

W G. Davis

Residence was not listed;  Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).     He also had service in: “C” Co. CS 1st Cavalry

 

W G. Davis

Residence was not listed;  Enlisted as a Private (date unknown).     He also had service in: “G” Co. GA 7th Battn St Gd Cavalry