UNION MAKER MARKED CAP BOX FROM COLLECTION OF THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF THE GETTYSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Standard issue Federal cap box of bridle leather in good condition. The outer flap has moderate to severe surface crackling with much finish loss in area of the latch tab. However, the flap and tab are solid and operable. Inner flap is in better and cleaner condition with both ears. This inner flap is maker marked “E. METZGER, PHILA.” along with a Sub-Inspector’s stamp. The maker’s stamp is a little thin while the inspector’s stamp is good. The body of the box is in good condition with brass finial at bottom. Interior has no fleece or pick. The back of the box matches the front in regards to condition without the finish loss. Both belt loops are present and in good condition.The maker of the box, Emanuel Metzger, had contracts with the government for leather goods and accoutrements from early1863 to 1865.

This item comes from the collection of Mr. T. R. Brown, who was the first Commissioner of the Gettysburg National Cemetery.

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