Here is a very nice quality 19th century eagle and miniature canteen pendant, that is very possibly made of gold. It hasn't been tested, but it is not being sold because of its gold content, but rather its historical content. Which it should be. This pieces history is much more important than what it is made of. From what I can gather, these may have been specially given to the 114th's "boys in blue" from their regimental commander, or possibly in remembrance of their regimental commander, who died in battle. This particular pendant was own by Jerry P. Allis. I have found some of his records. He was from Brookfield, NY, enrolled August 8, 1862 at Norwich to serve three years, at the age of 27 in Company G, at that time mustered in as Sergeant. Became Second Lieutenant, June 14, 1863. Wounded in action Oct. 19th, 1864 at Cedar Creek, Va. with the 19th Corps. Mustered in as First Lieutenant, Co. F Dec. 15, 1864. Mustered out with company June 14, 1865. Further records of the 114th's records can be found on the State of New York's site. I can send my info of this fellow along with this very nice pendant. It states on the face of the canteen the slogan: WE DRANK FROM THE SAME CANTEEN. The 19th Corps insignia below. On the reverse side. J.P. ALLIS Co. F 114 N.Y.V. This piece measures: 2-1/16" in length, by about 1-1/16" across the eagles wings. The eagle appears to be hand engraved. If you have any questions about this piece, please feel free to emails us. Our photos should hopefully help out.
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