Non-regulation percussion cap pouch

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Titles Non-regulation percussion cap pouch
Description Non-regulation leather United States Army percussion cap pouch carried by Henry A. Swift of New Ulm, Minnesota, during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Swift later became governor of Minnesota from 1863 to 1864. The pouch would have held nipple caps, gun powder, cloth patches, and balls for firing a percussion cap firearm.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 3 1/4 inches length
3 5/8 inches width
1 3/8 inches depth
Nomenclature pouch
Materials leather
brass (alloy)
Subjects Used by: Swift, Henry A.
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
Used in: U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Used in: United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Armament. Accessories
Dates Use: 1862 (Used in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.)
Content: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
Notes This is an example of a military accoutrement used during the U.S. Civil War.

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6690.2.A (Accession Number)

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