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US Army knapsack
Description United States Army enlisted soldier's square canvas knapsack. It was used by Arthur Riches, Principal Musician of the Thirteenth Minnesota Infantry Regiment during the Spanish-American War. The knapsack has a single interior opening and a front pocket covered by a large flap with a tie-down grommet at each corner. It has a set of leather straps with brass fittings including two for a bedroll and two for the shoulders. Made by the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 38 centimeters length
39 centimeters width
13 centimeters depth
32 centimeters length pocket
11 centimeters width pocket
Nomenclature Knapsack
Creation Issued by: United States Army, 13th Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1898-1899), Company M
Made by: Rock Island Arsenal
Made in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States
Subjects Owned/used by: Riches, Private Arthur W., Principal Musician
Used in Philippines
Used in United States
Used in Spanish-American War, 1898
Spanish-American War, 1898--Equipment and supplies.
Made in Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, United States
Military. 1898-1899 (Spanish American War). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: 1898 Spanish-American War
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 7954.8