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    Civil War M1855/61 .58 Caliber Cartridge Box with Period ID To Charles H. Howard, 16th Mass. Infantry who was Killed in Action at the Wilderness. Period ink script on the inside front flap "C. H. Howard/ Co. E 16th Regt/Mass Vols.". Rather dry but generally very good condition, actually appears that it could be a very early battlefield pickup. External finish with crazing but minimal flaking. Interestingly the sling buckles show no obvious use whereas the belt loops clearly do. Additionally, the box was cut for a plate and clearly used without one. Interior also very good with just substantial flaking on the tool pouch flap.. Complete in every respect and absolutely untouched. Howard enlisted in the 16th on Aug. 12, 1862 and re-enlisted December 23, 1863. He was KIA in The Wilderness May6, 1864, having been promoted to corporal. Howard was also with the 16th when they were heavily engaged at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg on July 2. Great period ID.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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