Confederate Arsenal Made Leather Cartridge Box with Leather Shoulder Sling. Brown leather, single stitched with scalloped edge to outer flap and lunate interior flap over implement pouch with tab closure. Interior compartment marked with starburst patterns. Includes lead finial, pewter carrying strap buckles, metal cartridge tins, and leather shoulder sling. Also includes handwritten note from United States Naval personnel, Dr. J. H. Perry at the surrender of Charleston, South Carolina, April 14, 1865 (see below) and Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques retail listing. Cartridge box – 7" H x 8" W x 2 1/2" D. Sling length approximately 27 1/4". Provenance: Shannon Pritchard, Old South Military Antiques, circa January 2010. Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. Note: This box was captured by United States Naval personnel, Dr. J. H. Perry at the surrender of Charleston, South Carolina, April 14, 1865. Dr. Perry's note reads "Cartridge box taken from a Confederate soldier at the surrender of Charleston, SC by Dr. J. H. Perry, U.S.N. Belongs with the English Tower musket and bayonet". Unfortunately the Tower musket and bayonet were separated from this artifact some time previously; the Confederate soldier was not identified. CONDITION: Areas of flaking to leather. Stitching is tight. Sling with minor tears.
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