Peleg Wadsworth III canteen, ca. 1812

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

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.

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About This Item

  • Title: Peleg Wadsworth III canteen, ca. 1812
  • Creation Date: circa 1812
  • Subject Date: circa 1812
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Local Code: A85-768
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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