This is a nicely marked original Civil War naval artillery fuse box, is embossed with "1861 US" on the outer flap. This is the leather pouch that went on the side of the Civil War naval artilleryman. It held his paper time fuses for cannonballs. The original closure tab is present, and the bottom of the box has the brass finial. On the back of the box is the original leather belt loop solidly intact. This will make a fine addition for a naval or artillery collector.
Inventory Number: LEA 021