Hello, I had posted this question elsewhere on this site and was suggested posting it here as well. I came across this canteen that sparked my interest but, at the same time sent up red flags. I've never in 28 years came across any thing remotely connected to [the] 54th Boston Mass regiment. Suddenly, I find this. It looks good to me but, don't feel confident that it's actually a genuine artifact. My concerns are: The markings on the canteen it self. We're any of the government issue canteens marked like this in any way? Could it be an early stenciled piece? And the fabric it's wrapped in. Any help in authentication this piece would be greatly appreciated!