Curriculum Materials: The Knapsack

The Knapsack
From: American Stories Curriculum
Learning by Doing: A Day in the Life of a Knapsack

This knapsack belonged to Sergeant Charles Carrel of New Jersey, who fought in the Civil War for the Union Army, serving in Company B of the Second New Jersey Cavalry. Carrel’s knapsack is made of canvas, leather, and metal, and his name is stamped and penciled on it. It was given to The New Jersey Historical Society by his family in 1983.

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