Cartridge

Object Number: 
X.283
Date: 
1850-1861
Medium: 
Lead, paper, jute
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 5/8 in. ( 4.1 x 1.6 cm )
Description: 
Lead, paper, and jute cartridge; conical lead bullet inside paper wrapping tied at both ends with rope.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cartridge was taken from the pocket of a dead Confederate soldier after the Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group