.58 CALIBER RIFLE MUSKET CARTRIDGE BOX WITH PLATE BY C.S. STORMS

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Item Code: 480-213

This is the standard issue Civil War cartridge box for Union infantry armed with the Springfield pattern rifle musket. This is complete with cartridge box plate, interior tinned-iron magazines to hold twenty cartridges each, outer flap, inner flap with side ears, implement pouch, flap and tab, and all belt loops, latch tabs and buckles in place. This the March 1864 pattern, made in plenty of time for use in the climactic battles of the war, using a rivet to reinforce the stitching of the latch tab and the buckle chapes on the bottom and is marked on the side by C.S. Storms, a prolific wartime supplier of accoutrements. The color and finish of the leather are good and it has not been treated with any preservative or polish, though it shows expected crackling to the finish from age and a few rubs, particularly along the upper back edge where it would rub against the body when worn and a couple of stains. The implement pouch shows some rubs and slight finish loss from flexing, but its latch tab and retaining loop are in place. Both magazine tins have the divider present in the upper tray to group loose cartridges into four and six rounds. The cartridge box plate is original, but is held in place by a modern leather thong. The plate has a medium patina, with a little verdigris showing in the recesses of the “S” and some light stains, but no dents or dings to the edge.

This is nice example of the infantry box, set up to be worn either on the waist belt or on a shoulder sling. This held the standard load of “forty rounds,” giving the motto to the 15th Army Corps, which used a representation of the box as its corps badge.  [sr] [ph:L]

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