Tin cup


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.

Associated Date: 1861-1865

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Civil War


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Credit Line: Hayes A. Newby and Nannette Newby Warner

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0916.04Catalog Number: 1979.0916.04Accession Number: 1979.0916Catalog Number: 85809M

Object Name: cup

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-1d42-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_419472

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