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Lord collection identified 1st U.S. Sharp Shooters / 2nd NHV – Carpet Bag / Haversack

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Though we collect Maine related Civil War things (see: MaineLegacy.com) we have held on to this wonderful old carpet bag, haversack for years, mostly because it had been a favorite in of our old friend Dr. Francis Lord who was kind enough to let us acquire it from his personal collection. (Our letter preserving this origin will come with the artifact.) Time to repeat the kindness though and pass the historic old haversack along to a good home as we down size some of our accumulation. Quite faint with age but still desirable under a strong light is the stenciled H ROBERTSON CO E 2 NHV identification tag crudely stitched to the inside lining.
Harrison Robertson was a nineteen year old resident of Warner, New Hampshire when he mustered into the military on June 3, 1861 as a Private of Co. E 2nd New Hampshire Volunteers. Listed as discharged for disability in Washington D. C. on August 1, 1861, (needs research ?), Robertson appears next on September 9, 1861 when he is recorded as having mustered in as Pvt. Co. E 1st U.S. Sharpshooters. Under the command of Col. Hiram Berdan, Robertson was promoted to Corporal on July 1, 1863 just one day before the opening salvo at Gettysburg. It was here at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863 that Corp. Robertson was wounded. He was mustered out September 9, 1864. (see: Gvt. Microfilm #M549 roll 10)
As for the haversack, it measures approximately 12 X 13 3/4 inches and remains in pleasing condition as you can see. With good evidence of period use and carrying to include a small bit of crude hand stitched mending to keep the clasp secure to the bag and seems solid for use. The haversack retains its original colorful cotton lining and its original clasp and key. Clearly a period personal modification to convert an as made carpet bag into a haversack by removing the stock carpet grip in favor of a sling to facilitate hands free carrying (we have seen this before). Robertson utilized a length of cotton rope with a piece of leather at the shoulder for comfort. With good evidence of use despite his limited tenure with the 2nd New Hampshire we’d guess the bag was acquired and identified while a recruit with that regiment and saw continued use through his service with the 1st U.S. Sharp Shooters. This opinion is buttressed by the fact that Robertson was discharged from the 2nd NHV and re-enlisted directly into the Sharp Shooters in Washington D. C., without the benefit of returning home. Such a valuable personal utility surely would not have been simply discarded but would serve on with its owner.
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