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Civil War - Confederate Knapsack with a North Carolina "Butternut" blanket, ID'd to George Hosmer, 2nd Reg. LA. M. V. Co. D. - ORIGINAL VERY RARE -

$4,500.00 $3,500.00

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Description

Original Confederate Knapsack with North Carolina blanket

- Period Correct, ID'd to George Hosmer -

 THIS IS A GREAT CONFEDERATE KNAPSACK - In great period used condition

This is an all Original Confederate Knapsack with "Butternut" Blanket, ID'd to George Hosmer - 2nd Reg. LA. M. V. Co. D. The Confederate knapsack and North Carolina blanket were owned and carried by a George Hosmer as noted on the knapsack top underside marked on the wood bracing. Marked his name George Hosmer, 2nd Regiment of Louisiana Mounted Volunteers.  Most likely a reference to the Orleans Mounted Volunteers from New Orleans as Private Hosmer appears on their rolls among these rare Confederate Louisiana mounted units. Organized in 1961, they were mustered into the Confederate Army om March 22, 1862, fought throughout the war with the Army of Tennessee, until surrendered by George Johnston to General Sherman in North Carolina in 1865. They served as escort for the Army of Tennessee throughout the war, fighting at Shiloh, Murfreesboro and every engagement of that famous Army. This knapsack and blanket would have been with Private Hosmer on horseback throughout the war, essential accoutrements for three years of the war between the states.

This would make a great part of any Civil War collection or fine museum.