Pattern 1861 .69 Caliber Cartridge Box Identified to Leonard Perry - 25th Maine Infantry - Inventory Number: LEA 267 / SOLD
Complete 1861 pattern cartridge box for the .69 caliber musket. The box contains its original sling and both plates. The implement pouch, inner flap with ears, and closure tab are all in place. The inner tins are missing and there is a stitched repair to one of the roller buckles, and a partial tear to the sling where in meets the cartridge box. The leather is soft with moderate finish loss from age and wear. Stenciled faintly on the inside of the sling in black ink is “L. PERRY CO. A 25.” Leonard Perry enlisted in the 9-Month 25th Maine Infantry in September 1862 and served with the regiment in the fortifications of Washington DC and on picket duty at Chantilly, Virginia. 25 men from the regiment died of disease before being mustered out in July 1863. A nice identified Civil War cartridge box and a fine addition to an accoutrement collection.
Leonard Perry - Residence Portland ME; 24 years old. Enlisted on 9/29/1862 as a Private. On 9/29/1862 he mustered into "A" Co. ME 25th Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 7/11/1863.
Inventory Number: LEA 267 / SOLD