Sheet Metal (tin) Ration Box With Nesting Tray/cup & Lid

Date:
c. 1861

SHEET METAL (TIN) RATION BOX WITH NESTING TRAY/CUP (b) & LID (c). SIMILAR TO BRITISH ARMY ISSUE MESS TIN, MADE IN ENGLAND FOR CONFEDERATE SERVICE TO ACCOMPANY THE S. ISAACS CAMPBELL FIELD PACK. ALLEGEDLY TAKEN FROM A UNION SOLDIER BY PVT. RICHARD E. WALDEN, WARRENTON RIFLES, CO. K, 17TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY. SEMI-CIRCULAR CROSS-SECTION; BRACKET ON EACH SIDE FOR BAIL/STRAP (MISSING);TRAY/CUP HAS HINGED WIRE HANDLE FORMING A CIRCLE AT END. Origin: LONDON, ENGLAND.

Description (physical):

Material: Tin. H: 11.5, W: 17.0, D: 11.1 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 457
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park