Great History, Wonderfully Done!
This is well decorated porcelain canteen for a soldier of the 22nd Indiana Vols., all in gold lettering and accents. The stopper and chain is much more elaborate that most porcelain canteens of this type. Condition and wear are at a minimum, and just about everything you want to know about the veteran is on the canteen.
Warren T. McCain was from Dupont, Indiana when he enlisted on December 30, 1863 into Co. K. 82nd Indiana Infantry. He then transferred on June 9th, 1865 to Co. I, 22nd Indiana Infantry, mustering out of service at Washington, D.C. on July 24, 1865.
McCain had served in the 82nd through several battles with that regiment, attached to the Army of the Cumberland. When it came time for the regiment to disband, recruits who which McCain was one, were transferred to the 22nd Indiana, and continued to serve in the Army of the Cumberland.
The canteen shows that McCain chose to keep his affiliation with the 22nd Indiana Veteran Vol. Infantry, and later moved to Ohio and joined G.A.R. Gen. John Lyon Post 44. At the bottom of the canteen can be seen a small acorn which is the symbol of the 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland. The colonels rank at the top signifies his being post commander at some point.
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