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c. 1804-1815, barrel-form with brass strapping, original red, white and blue paint, brass spigot and cap; original wide, buckled strap with brass applied eagle and lion head joined by chain, 9"; 7"w; 4.5"h
"...the number of wives permitted to accompany the regiment on active service was laid down in the regulations...these camp followeres were evidently indispensable to troops who, without them, would have had to fend for themselves...when wounded or sick...When smoke lay thick over the the battlefield, it was a fortunate company that possessed a Mother Courage who would venture out between the fighting ranks to administer a gulp of brandy as mouthwash and simulant combined. There was no standard uniform for the camp followers, but various regimental commanders took the trouble to give them "cantiniere" status..." Military Uniforms in Color, Preben Kannik

Estimate: $400 - $600
Realized: $275 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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