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Cartridge boxes were among the supplies the Union Army issued to a Civil War soldier. The typical soldier received a uniform, a knapsack stuffed with extra clothing, toilet articles, sewing kit, personal items. To sleep, he was given two woolen blankets and an oil cloth to be used as ground cover. A bayonet scabbard would have hung from the soldier's waist. This cartridge box would have held a percussion cap pouch and extra ammunition. Its original leather strap has been replaced by a woven cloth.


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Cartridge Box

height   6.0"
width   9.25"
depth   5.0"
process/materials   leather
item type   Weapons/Armament - Accessory
accession #   #2005.23.500

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Excerpt from James Childs Hitchcock's Civil War Military Journal

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