Cartridge box

Object Number: 
1950.82a
Date: 
1855-1865
Medium: 
Leather, tin, brass, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 9 1/8 in. ( 14.9 x 23.2 cm )
Description: 
Leather, tin, brass, and cotton cartridge box; stitched rectangular black leather box with two horizontal and two vertical belt loops on back of box, implement pocket on front, and double flaps with strap on outer flap that fastens to brass stud at bottom of box; box contains two double compartment tin inserts; incised letter on back.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cartridge box was used by Private William H. Althause of the 128th New York Volunteers during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carrie Althause
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group