SOLD! for $1,152.00.
(Note: Prices realized include a buyer's premium.)
If you have items like this you wish to consign, click here for more information:Selling with Case
- Low Estimate: $800.00
- High Estimate: $1,000.00
- Realized: $1,152.00
- Share this:
Civil War era Limber ammunition chest, light grey or green painted walnut boards with a slightly domed hinged lid and iron hardware, including two handles, and a cast brass lock ring, constructed with round screws. Handwritten inscription reading "285/93/SPANISH," to iron plate, back right. 21" H x 48" W x 22" D. Note: A limber was a two wheeled carriage used to haul a cannon and its carriage on the battlefield, and typically required a six horse team to transport. The limber also carried an ammunition chest like this along with tar and water buckets, and a tarpaulin. Provenance: Private Holly Springs, Mississippi collection. By oral tradition, found in a barn in South Carolina, left behind by Sherman's army as they pursued General Johnston's Army of Tennessee in 1865. Condition: Lacking interior divider. Partially retains original wartime paint, with some losses and wear. Areas of oxidation to metal. Copper sheet originally affixed to lid is not present.