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Misc. Non-Excavated
7th US Infantry Identified Soldier's Haversack Wounded at Antietam
Item #: L5003
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Here is a scarce original Civil War soldiers personal item. This is an authentic tar coated soldiers' haversack with full sling. As you can imagine, the majority of the time they by the soldiers until they fell apart and were thrown away. That is why so very few of them survive today. The body of the bag itself measures about 12" x 12" in overall size. All of the leather closing strap is present though the tip of the outer flap's strap is missing. The roller buckle is missing as well. The leather sling is complete but the left side where it attaches to the haversack, is broken and reinforced with tape. When you open the haversack up, you are greeted with both of the original internal compartments. The canvas side of each inner flap bear inscriptions; one reading "Augustine Campbell Newburyport, Mass"; the other "Augustine Campbell 7th U.S. Infantry Band / From his mother". Additionally, there are markings on the outer flap but they are slightly illegible and difficult to accurately decipher. The haversack is accompanied by two CDV portraits of Campbell in uniform, one posed seated smoking a cigar; the other of him standing in his bandsman's uniform holding a trumpet. In addition to the CDVs, it is also accompanied by photocopies of Campbell's service records. The record show that Augustine Campbell was a resident of Newburyport, Massachusetts. He enlisted on August 6, 1862 as a private. He mustered into B Company of the Massachusetts 35th Infantry, discharged in November to enlist in the regular army, mustering into the U.S. Army 7th Infantry. He was wounded at Antietam on September 17, 1862. Campbell was promoted to Musician on November 3, 1862. He served until he was discharged on November 6, 1865 at St. Augustine, Florida. This is a great or personal item accompanied by 2 original images and a rocksolid identification. You get the haversack plus both of the images.


Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
$2,250.00 USD

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