Peleg Wadsworth III canteen, ca. 1812
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Peleg Wadsworth III (1793-1875) may have used this wooden canteen in the War of 1812. Wadsworth, the son of Peleg and Elizabeth Bartlett Wadsworth, was a general in the Maine Militia.
His first initial and last name are inscribed on the canteen, and a cross is carved on each side.