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    A Union Cartridge Box, Strap, and Shield Plate. This Union cartridge box and strap have excellent bridle leather that is still pliable but that has seen much wear. The brass oval "US" device attached to the front has a nice patina with only slight denting. The bridle leather strap is also in very good condition showing equal wear and is fitted with an eagle breastplate that has a nice finish as well.

    The interior of the cartridge box is in very good condition and retains its tin insert for carrying paper cartridges. The cap pouch still has its leather fastening strap that works perfectly.

    This is a great example of the Union soldier's Civil War cartridge box and shoulder strap. The strap was commonly used to allow the box to rest on the soldier's right hip. It is fitted with a wide belt loop which also allowed the box to be worn on a waist belt.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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