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US Army Model 1855 cartridge box
United States Army Model 1855 bridle leather cartridge box on a buff leather shoulder belt. The box has belt loops, metal roller buckles, an implement pouch, and two tin box inserts. The brass "US" plate and the fastening tab are missing from the outer flap. The strap is marked "H.A.Swift / 1863" in ink (previous descriptions say "1862", but it looks more like a "3"). It was carried by Henry A. Swift of New Ulm, Minnesota, possibly during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War.
Content Category: artifacts
7 1/2 inches height (6690.2.D box)
8 1/4 inches width (6690.2.D box)
2 inches depth (6690.2.D box)
43 inches length (6690.2.E, strap)
2 3/16 inches width (6690.2.E, strap)
5 3/4 inches height (6690.2.F,G, each insert)
3 3/8 inches width (6690.2.F,G, each insert)
1 3/8 inches depth (6690.2.F,G, each insert)
Issued by: United States, Army
Used by: Swift, Henry A.
Used in: U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Content: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
Content: 1863 (Date on object.)
This is an example of a military accoutrement used during the U.S. Civil War.
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
6690.2.D-G (Accession Number)