CIVIL WAR MESS CUP – VERY
GOOD SOLID SPECIMEN:
This is a very good specimen of the classic standard
issue Civil War soldier’s tin plated cup, characterized
by the handle being wire edged and the wires being used
to secure the handle to the top rim of the cup.
Measuring 4" x 4”, this cup
is in full form with tight seams, no misshaping, and
only some light minor dents from handling or storage.
The cup shows evidence of having been issued and used by
a soldier in the field, but it survived the years in
very solid condition. The surface of the metal has very
light minor even pitting overall and the cup has a dark
color, both the result of being heated over a fire as
the soldier prepared his coffee or one-cup meal. Some
of the original tin plating remains, but the remainder
of the surface has a pleasant patina.
Proper to hang on your McClellan saddle, or with your
canteen or haversack, there is no doubt in my mind this
cup is a genuine Civil War veteran and overall is a very
example of an item that has all but disappeared from the
collector’s market. (0360) $250