Cartridge box: NG?

Object Number: 
1953.173
Date: 
1865-1875
Medium: 
Leather, brass, tin, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. ( 19.7 x 22.2 cm )
Marks: 
applied, cast: front flap: "NG" (National Guard)
Description: 
Leather, brass, tin, and iron cartridge box; rectangular black leather box with horizontal loop for shoulder belt sewn to rear, two iron buckles at bottom, an implement pocket on front, and double flaps with strap on outer flap that fastens to brass stud at bottom of box and brass English-style lettering on front; box contains two tin inserts with double compartments at top and one compartment at bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group