Antique Civil War Infantry Backpack / Haversack

Antique Civil War Infantry Leather Backpack / Haversack – 14th Regiment New York Infantry

Antique Civil War wood framed leather infantry backpack | This is an authentic c. 1860s Union issue Civil War infantry backpack | Dark leather haversack with an internal wooden frame | This authentic Civil War leather and wood backpack/haversack has identifying regiment markings “”14″ on the front in white, and “H 25” on the verso – Believed to be the 14th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, H Company

 

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  • Antique Civil War wood framed leather infantry backpack | This is an authentic c. 1860s Union issue Civil War infantry backpack | Dark leather haversack with an internal wooden frame | This authentic Civil War leather and wood backpack/haversack has identifying regiment markings “”14″ on the front in white, and “H 25” on the verso – Believed to be the 14th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, H Company |  Overall very good condition considering age and use | Size: 15 x 13 x 3.5 in deep.  This item is from the estate of a very well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in New York.

    The 14th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry was a New York infantry regiment during the American Civil War. The regiment was part of the Union Army, and was raised primarily from Oneida County, with some companies also raised from Onondaga County; Columbia County; and Lewis County. In May 1862, the 14th New York Volunteer Infantry was assigned to second brigade, first division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac where it would serve from the Peninsula Campaign through Chancellorsville.

    The companies of the 14th New York Volunteer Infantry were raised from the following locales:

    Company A – Utica
    Company B – Utica
    Company C – Utica
    Company E – Utica
    Company F – Boonville; Forestport; and Port Leyden
    Company G – Rome
    Company H – Syracuse
    Company I – Lowville
    Company K – Hudson

    Combat History:
    The 14th New York Volunteer Infantry saw the bulk of its action during the Seven Days Battles. The regiment was engaged at Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines’ Mill, and was involved in the defense of the Union left flank at the Battle of Malvern Hill under Brigadier General Charles Griffin.

    During the Battle of Antietam, the regiment was held in reserve approximately one mile east of the Middle Bridge; most of the rest of the Union V Corps was also held in reserve on September 17, 1862.

    During the Battle of Fredericksburg, the regiment was involved in the assaults on the Confederate positions atop Marye’s Heights on December 13, 1862.

    The 14th New York Volunteer Infantry experienced 270 casualties during its two year existence with the Army of the Potomac.

     

  • Weight

    15lb.

    Height

    16"

    Width

    13"

    Depth

    3.5"

    Weight

    15lb.

    Height

    16"

    Width

    13"

    Depth

    3.5"

    Date

    19th Century

    Frame

    Yes

    Kind

    Collectibles, Ephemera, Equipment, Memorabilia, Militaria, Weapons

    Origin

    American

    Subject

    American Civil War, Battle Scene, Equipment, Historical, Military, War

    Medium

    Leather