Early War pattern 1861 cartridge box for the .58 caliber Minie ball, attributed to Levi Lupher (alternately spelled Louper in the records) of the 150th Pennsylvania “Bucktail” regiment. The outer flap is in good condition with supple leather and minor crazing, and still retains the original US box plate with a rich uncleaned patina. The exterior closure flap, rear belt loops, and roller buckles are all present and complete. There are some subtle glued repairs to the rear seams of the box and on one of the inner flap ears. The maker mark of E. Gaylord, Chicopee Mass is present on the inner flap. Both interior cartridge tins are present. The implement pouch is present and in good condition. A nice representative Civil War cartridge box attributed to a member of a well-known regiment.
Levi Lupher - Enlisted on 4/1/1864 as a Private. On 4/1/1864 he mustered into "H" Co. PA 150th Infantry. He was discharged on 6/21/1865.
Inventory Number: LEA 274 / SOLD