PATTERN 1861 .69 CALIBER CARTRIDGE BOX FOUND ON EAST CAVALRY FIELD, GETTYSBURG - GEISELMAN COLLECTION

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Item Code: 2020-892

This item is a very nice Pattern 1861 Elongated Cartridge Box for .69 caliber Ball ammunition. It was found in relic condition in Gettysburg on East Cavalry Field. Produced prior to February 1862 when orders for the .69 caliber box ceased, this cartridge box is in good condition. It is in remarkable condition for being a recovered piece so it must have been found soon after the battle. This piece has light to moderate crackling throughout and has some failed stitching on the sides and inside top flap. Most of the black bridle leather is still pliable but with a few spots of mold. The inner cover has the end flaps intact and there is an unreadable marker's mark. The inner implement pockets are intact with the closing flap complete; the brass button is sturdily attached and the two roller buckles are present with only one part of the left leather attaching loop loose. The box cover has a plate with heavy "US" letters and has an undamaged sewn closing strap. The plate measures an oval 3 ½ inches by 2 ¼ inches and has a raised outer edge. It is attached to the box cover with a heavy two looped wire. On the reverse of this cartridge box, the left shoulder strap stitching has detached; the remaining are complete and firmly stitched. The waist belt loops are complete and firmly riveted and stitched to the box. There are no tins with this cartridge box. Originally sold as item# R11157.

10% Geiselman discount does NOT apply to this item.

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The Horse Soldier is pleased to offer a number of items from the John P. Geiselman collection, a collection that was on display for many years at the Geiselman Country Store Museum on Barlow - Two Taverns Road. Geiselman began his collecting as a child in the early 1920s, and during the pre-World II period had access to artifacts that had been purchased earlier at the estate sales of the Trostle, Rogers, Rose, Weikert, and Wentz farms - local properties that figured prominently in the battle and its aftermath. During this period he had access as well to the Hill , Plank, and Stewart collections, and was able to acquire other items that had been sold from turn-of-the-century relics establishments such as the Danner, Ziegler, and Oak Ridge Museums. Furthermore, Geiselman carefully documented most artifacts, and collectors perusing the list will be able to note, in many instances, not only the source of the relic and the date of its recovery, but also the part of the battlefield from which it came. In other words, his collection is the last major grouping of Gettysburg artifacts assembled and documented by a local resident.

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