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Waist belt with cartridge box and percussion cap pouch (3)

Object Number: 
1923.140c-e
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall (cartridge box): 3 3/4 x 8 in. (9.5 x 20.3 cm)
Marks: 
cast, applied: flap: "NY" stamped: inside flap: "................NEW YORK" engraved: belt plate: "2"
Description: 
Leather and brass cartridge box; rectangular black leather box with horizontal loop sewn to rear, double flaps with strap on front flap that fastens to brass stud at bottom, foliate brass lettering fastened to front, and containing center-divided tin insert; black leather waist belt runs through loop on back of box, with rectangular brass plate on right that fastens to clip on left; rounded, rectangular cap pouch with loop on back that fastens to right side of belt.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, these objects were part of a uniform worn by Edwin A. Whitfield of the 7th Regiment, New York State Militia, during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin A. Whitfield
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group