Cartridge box, percussion cap box on belt w/buckle

Object Number: 
1953.803a-c
Date: 
1855-1861
Medium: 
Leather, brass, tin
Dimensions: 
Overall (cartridge box): 4 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. (12.1 x 19.4 cm)
Marks: 
cast, applied: front cartridge box: "NY" stamped: belt plate: "8" (8th Company) painted: back of belt: "L.B. SMITH./7th Regt N.Y.S"
Description: 
Leather, brass, and tin cartridge box, percussion cap pouch, and waist belt fragment; stitched, rectangular leather box with horizontal belt loop sewn to back, flap with applied foliate brass lettering on front and strap that fastens to stud at bottom of box, and double compartment tin insert inside; sliding through loop on back of box is leather belt fragment that has corner-cut rectangular brass plate stamped with number at right end; belt runs through loop on back of stitched, circular cap pouch with sheepskin interior lining and flap that fastens to brass stud at bottom; white painted mark on back of belt.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cartridge box and belt were used by Private L. Bayard Smith of the 8th Company, 7th Regiment, New York State Militia, during service in April, 1861.
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