Canteen, ca. 1790

Contributed by The General Henry Knox Museum


Legend links this wooden canteen to General Henry Knox. According to the written acount of the donor, "Henry Knox, while stopping at the inn at Mercer, Maine, over imbibed , and, in his stupor, left his keg and canteen behind. It was saved by a local inhabitant of Mercer and passed from generation to generation through Hinkley and Allen families."

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About This Item

  • Title: Canteen, ca. 1790
  • Creation Date: 1790
  • Subject Date: circa 1790
  • Town: Mercer, Thomaston
  • County: Knox, Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Dimensions: 6.5 cm x 19 cm
  • Local Code: P-017
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354-0180

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