Civil War US M1855/57 Knapsack
Made by E. Robinson of tarred canvas with leather strapwork, brass fittings, and steel buckles. Several small straps have become separated due to age and over 150 years of storage, otherwise excellent unissued condition, retaining nearly all of its original tarred coating. No markings found. Equipment such as this is far more scarce than firearms and swords from this period, as they wore out or were discarded whereas the weapons were usually kept and passed on.