Cups used by soldiers during the American Civil war varied greatly. Although the army on both sides never issued tin cups to its respected soldiers, most would end up purchasing on from a sutler or on the Union side receive one from the United States Sanitary Commission. From the high ranking generals to the lowly privates in the armies soldiers on both side used tin cups not only for drinking but for cooking as well. Placing them over hot coals to warm their means.
The Large Wire Civil War Cup is copied from an original in the Massachusetts Historical Society.
4 inches tall by 4 inches wide.