Cartridge box w/strap

Object Number: 
1953.170
Date: 
1855-1860
Medium: 
Leather, tin, brass, iron, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. ( 15.9 x 19.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: strap inside and flap interior: "I. REMSEN LANE/CO. "H" " cast, applied: front of flap: "7/NY" (7th Regt., NY State Militia)
Description: 
Leather, tin, brass, iron, and cotton cartridge box; stitched rectangular black leather box with white buff leather shoulder strap that runs through horizontal belt loop on back and fastens to two iron buckles at bottom of box, and double flaps with foliate brass lettering applied to front and strap on outer flap that fastens to brass stud at bottom of box; box contains triple compartment tin insert; printed marks on strap and inside of flap.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, Private I. Remsen Lane of the 8th Company, 7th Regiment New York State Militia, was listed on a roster of militiamen called into Union service on April 19, 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