See Civil War Collectors Encyclopedia P.112 for an identical example carried at Antietam. Aside from stress of combat, tooth decay was very common at the time and a large proportion of the male population carried whiskey in flasks to deaden the pain 6” height with heavy glass body mounted with a pewter neck and screw off cap (cork liner intact). The shoulders encased in stitched leather (minor damages), and the bottom as a removable pewter cup inscribed with the owner’s name Twitty. The 1840 distribution map for the surname Twitty, indicates that 100% resided in the Southern (later Confederate) states. This example came to market in South Carolina and may be attributed with confidence to a Confederate soldier. Iconic Civil War example in superior condition.