US CIVIL WAR LEATHER PERCUSSION CAP BOX MARKED “PHILADELPHIA HOME GUARD”

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Item Code: 490-5566

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Box is in good used condition.

Outer flap is shield shaped with latch tab sewn to the underside of the flap. Leather surface shows some moderate wear from use, storage, and age. Tab is solid. Clearly stamped across the center of the flap is “PHILA. HOME GUARD.”

Inner flap is in nice condition with both ears intact.

The interior of the box has the remains of the lamb’s wool which is coming loose and there is no nipple pick.

The body of the box is in nice condition with the brass finial present at bottom.

Reverse has both well-worn belt loops which are attached only by stitching.

All seams are tight.

The unit was raised and supported by The City of Philadelphia beginning in 1861. It contained three regiments and two battalions of infantry, three artillery batteries and two cavalry companies. The Home Guards were called into service in 1862 and 1863 during Confederate invasions. In July 1864 the 3rd Regiment Infantry became the 192nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  [ad] [ph:L]

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