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    Confederate Home-Made Cartridge Box Found on Gettysburg Battlefield. Wooden body with tacked on leather closure flap and belt loops, metal closure stud, 6" x 2.25" x 2.5", with brass dove and star inlay on reverse, crazing and light wear to the leather, else very good condition. A provenance letter from the North Missouri Historical Society accompanying this cartridge box indicates that it was picked up on the Gettysburg battlefield immediately after the battle by a local family. The letter further indicates that the cartridge box belonged to a Confederate sharpshooter dressed in civilian clothing who hid his rifle and this cartridge box in a tree and sauntered away from the Union troops to avoid capture. The significance of the inlayed dove and star is unknown.

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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