This is a very nice complete and authentic Model 1864 Civil War leather .58 caliber cartridge box for the military rifled-musket. It has the embossed "U.S." displayed on the outer flap. The outer surfaces of the box exhibit very light wear from age and use. The box still has the closure tab and brass finial at the bottom. Both of the roller buckles are present on the bottom of the box. The back of the box has the belt and shoulder strap loops still intact. These were designed so the box could have been worn on the soldier’s belt or on the sling, whichever the soldier preferred. The inner flap is in nice shape and has both ears. On the innermost compartment it has both of the original tins that held the cartridges in place. Nice example.
Inventory Number: LEA 035