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Die stamped copper powder flask
Description Die stamped copper powder flask stamped on the front and back with a trophy of arms and colors, with "COLT'S / PATENT" at the center. This type of flask is often found cased with Colt U.S. Army Model 1860 revolvers. It was used during the Civil War by Major Thomas P. Wilson of the 4th Minnesota Regiment.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 6 inches height
3 inches width
1 3/8 inches depth
Nomenclature Powder flask
Creation Made by: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co.
Subjects Owned/used by: Wilson, Major Thomas Perry
United States Army, 4th Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1861-1865)
Used in United States
Used during Civil War
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Armament. Accessories
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Bludgeons
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1855 - Not later than 1870

Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865

Notes This is an example of an armament accessory used during the U.S. Civil War.
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of Dr. A. V. Wilson
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 386.H180