Maybe Neal Jones or others involved with the Fort Boise Garrison can pinpoint a little more info for me on this old blanket bag or haversack and where or when it might have been used. On the flap, a bit faded, it says Co. M., 2D. IDAHO, U.S. The shoulder strap is Rock Island Arsenal. The bag was identified as a M1898 and that seems reasonable based upon my research but second opinions always appreciated. I've had it a couple years or so. These were the pics that were with it at the time of purchase. I can probably get some better ones if need be.
Addendum: An Idaho Hero
Name:NEIBAUR, Thomas Croft
Location and Date of Act: Near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, 16 October 1918
Entered Svc: Sugar City, Idaho
Date of Birth: 17 May 1898
Place of Birth: Sharon, Idaho
Current Location: Sugar City Cemetery (Block 2, Lot 38, Grave 3), Sugar City Idaho (Died 23 Dec 1942)
Profiled in 3rd Quarter 1999 and updated in 2nd Quarter 2000 newsletter.
Notes: Prior to deploying overseas, Neibaur was a member of Co M, 2nd Idaho Infantry, Idaho National Guard.
Find A Grave link: Thomas Croft Neibaur