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Joseph Short-Unheralded Hero: The Inventor Whose Knapsack Saved Union Soldiers’ Backs


Joseph Short's key invention during the Civil War: a knapsack that didn’t wreck Union soldiers’ backs and shoulders. Joseph Short was the grandson of Newburyport cabinetmaker Joseph Short.

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Camp E V Sumner Wenham, MA July 21, 1863 Short's Patent Knapsack Civil War


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