Tin cup

Description
Tin cups were typically a part of any Union soldier's mess kit. This cup was an innovative idea of Augustus Hayes. It was made out of a soup can and the words "Cup made and used by Augustus B. Hayes during the Civil War U.S.A." were inscribed on the bottom.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cup
associated date
1861-1865
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 3 in x 1 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
1979.0916.04
catalog number
1979.0916.04
accession number
1979.0916
catalog number
85809M
subject
Civil War
Civil War
Military
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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