MAKER MARKED JULY 1864 PATTERN CARTRIDGE BOX WITH VERBAL ID TO 43RD NEW YORK SOLDIER

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This box is for the .58 elongated ball cartridge and of the two types of boxes produced in 1864 this is the Type II having both the outer and inner flap.

The leather on the box is in very nice condition throughout. The outer flap shows minor to light wear along the edges with a strongly embossed “US” within an oval at center. Latch tab shows heavy surface wear but is solid.

Inner flap is excellent. It has both ears with a strong sub-inspector’s stamp and a strong maker’s mark that reads “R. METZGER. PHILA.” Interior has both tins which are in good condition. The implement pocket is in nice condition as well.

The bottom of the box does have some surface crazing but both roller buckles and the brass finial are present.

Reverse of the box has both sling and belt loops in very good condition. The bottom of the reverse shows a little more crazing that the rest.

Curled up in one of the tins is a modern piece of paper with modern writing that says “GUSTAVUS HART 43RD NY INF.”

Gustavus Hart was born in New York in 1846. He enlisted in Albany as a private in Company G, 43rd New York Infantry on September 29, 1861 and became a reenlisted veteran on Christmas Eve of 1863 and was mustered out at Washington D.C. on June 27, 1865. During his service Hart was captured and paroled twice, the record does not list the first place he was captured, it just shows “Captured. Paroled.” Hart was captured for the second time at the Wilderness on May 6, 1864 and again was paroled.

The 43rd New York served with the 4th Corps on the Peninsula and the 6th Corps throughout the rest of the war being engaged at Yorktown, Gaines Mill, Savage Station, Garrett Farm, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Peterburg and with Sheridan in the Shenandoah.

Gustavus Hart died in 1924 leaving his wife Mary and three children. He is buried in Brick Church Cemetery, New Hempstead, New York.  [ad] [ph:L]

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