IDENTIFIED Civil War Leather. 58 Cartridge Box, All Buckles & Straps Intact, GAR
Nice Solid M1864 Civil War LEATHER. 58 CARTRIDGE BOX, GAR Association/Identification. DESCRIPTION: Original, standard size and shape Civil War leather cartridge box. This one IS PARTICULARLY NICE AND HAS BOTH BLACK IRON BUCKLES ON THE BOTTOM (at least 1 often missing). ALSO, BOTH HOLD-DOWN STRAPS, OFTEN BROKEN, ARE THERE AND VERY SOLID. No tins inside, but they could be added. Most importantly, the leather is pliable, smooth, and solid, with nice patina. It is not dry and does not have much flaking. All stitching is solid, complete, and tight. No sides on the inner flap and look like they were carefully and intentionally removed by the soldier during the war easier and quicker to get at the cartridges? It has the impressed "US" in the oval on the front as was typical of the M1864 model. Looks like someone added the 2 small holes on the flap to put on a brass plate. This came with the effects of Cpl. Smith of Worcester who enlisted in 1861.
I acquired it with 4 other similar cartridge boxes, a number of bayonets/scabbards, a couple of cap boxes, a holster, and a couple of GAR belts, etc. My feeling is that considering this they must have been from a GAR post in the Worcester area and used in post-war parades and memorials. Smith may have ended up with them when the post closed down. A great item to add to your collection of Civil War solder's personal items!!! Getting hard to find, especially ones with solid, complete leather.
This is one of the better cartridge boxes you will find, solid with only good, honest use. The item "IDENTIFIED Civil War Leather. 58 Cartridge Box, All Buckles & Straps Intact, GAR" is in sale since Thursday, April 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts.
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