Cartridge box

Object Number: 
1937.259
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Leather, brass, tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. ( 14.9 x 19 cm )
Marks: 
cast, applied: front flap: "NG" (National Guard)
Description: 
Leather, brass, and tin cartridge box; rectangular black leather box with horizontal loop for shoulder belt sewn to rear, and flap with brass English-style lettering on front and strap that fastens to brass stud at bottom of box; box contains center-divided tin insert with two compartments for cartridges.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cartridge box was used by Charles A. Schermerhorn while a member of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group