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Storage box for epaulets

Object Number: 
1936.438c-d
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. ( 15.9 x 23.8 x 17.1 cm )
Marks: 
incised: on top of lid: "Grant / 2nd Reg / 2d Brig" painted: on front of box: "Dr. G. Grant / 2nd Regt / N. J. V."
Description: 
Black painted metal storage box for epaulets; oblong with rounded corners; hinged lid with flat top and wire handle; red velvet lining; oval interior compartment containing five shoulder straps (1936.440ab, 1936.443ab, 1936.444); interior compartment with detachable lid.
Gallery Label: 
This storage box for epaulets was used by the donor's father, Dr. Gabriel Grant (1826-1909), during the Civil War. Dr. Grant was Surgeon of the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers and later appointed Surgeon-in-Chief of Division.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Madison Grant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group