Sugar bag


Sugar was a prized ration that hardly ever went bad. This sugar bag and the sugar that was in it, belonged to Byron Simeon Blake. Blake enlisted August 11, 1862 and was mustered in as a musician in the 140th Regiment of the New York Volunteer Infantry. This regiment saw action in major battles such as the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Battle of Chancellorsville, and the Battle of Gettysburg. Blake mustered out June 3, 1865.

Associated Date: 1861-1865

Location: Currently not on view

Related Event: Civil War


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Credit Line: Nellie Blake Henry Hummer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.58176MCatalog Number: 58176MAccession Number: 206541

Object Name: bagsacksugarration

Physical Description: leather (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/4 in x 5 in x 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 12.7 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_419481

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