US Army Model 1855 cartridge box

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Titles US Army Model 1855 cartridge box
Description 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.
Quantity 4 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 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)
Nomenclature box (container)
Materials leather
iron
brass (alloy)
Creation Issued by: United States, Army
Subjects 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
Armament. Accessories
Dates Content: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
Content: 1863 (Date on object.)
Notes This is an example of a military accoutrement used during the U.S. Civil War.

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6690.2.D-G (Accession Number)

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