Civil War Union or Confederate Nonrigid Pack Pack/Knapsack

$ 550.00

An Antique Civil War Union or Confederate Back Pack/Knapsack, c. 1853/55-early 1860's.  Nonrigid frame covered in black painted canvas.  Some of the leather straps are missing.  A scarce civil war accoutrement to survive ! 

Note: These nonrigid knapsacks of rubberized or painted canvas were the commonest style used during the war.  The straps could be hooked to the 1855 rifle-mans belt or crossed on the chest.  Experienced soldiers shunned the extra weight of the wood framed type and adopted the nonrigid if available.