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Accession number 2000.121
Catalog Number 2000.121.5
Object Name Backpack
Description Militia 1830s-1840s Backpack from the 11th Regiment, consists of a wooden frame backed with canvas with canvas ties facing outward. The outer cover is stout jacked leather to be strapped to the bottom of the pack. Above the box of the pack is a tin cylinder for carrying an extra shirt, stockings, a light blanket, or other small items. "UNITED GUARDS" painted on the outer leather flap, Regimental numeral "11" painted on one end of the attached canister, "No 52 / Geo S Davis" appears on a ribbon and on the back canvas.

This is a "hard pack", a type of backpack carried at least as early as the War of 1812

The Tools of War exhibition (2011) label reads: Militia style backpack from the1830's-1840's. This backpack consists of a wooden frame backed with canvas and canvas ties facing outward. The outer cover is stout jacked leather to be strapped to the bottom of the pack. Above the box of the pack is a tin cylinder for carrying an extra shirt, stockings, a light blanket, or other small items. The word "United Guards" is painted on the outer leather flap and Regiment numeral "11" is painted on one end of the attached canister. The words "No. 52/ Geo S Davis" appears on a ribbon and on the back canvas. This is a "hard pack" a type of backpack carried at least as early as the War of 1812.
Dimensions H-15 W-13.25 D-3.5 inches
Collection Militaria
Imagefile 006\20001215.JPG