Two (2) Virginia Confederate Cartridge Boxes. 1st item: Identified Pistol Cartridge Box. Belonged to John W. Perrine, 17th Virginia Cavalry. Brown leather, single stitched with square outer flap and lunate interior flap over implement pouch with tab closure. Interior flap with later inscription reading “JOHN W. PERRINE” over “1863”. Includes closure strap, lead finial, and single wide belt loop. Includes retail listing from The Horse Soldier. 4 1/2″ H x 5 3/4″ W x 1 5/8″ D. Note: Purchased from Horse Soldier, circa 1993. Note: John W. Perrine is listed as having joined October 4, 1862 and served in the 17th Virginia Cavalry. He was captured on November 30, 1864 in Braxton County, West Virginia and was released June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. He is mentioned in the book “17th Virginia Cavalry” by Nelson Harris, 1994. 2nd item: Pattern 1839 .69 caliber Leather Cartridge Box. Brown leather, single stitched with scalloped edge to outer flap and lunate interior flap over implement pouch with tab closure. Unmarked but believed to have been made by A.J. Hudson, Charlottesville, Virginia. Includes closing tab, lead finial, buckles, and original cartridge tin. Includes letter regarding the cartridge box from J.R. “Butch” Myers, II, Richmond, Virginia, August 19, 2006, additional photocopied photos, a tag from The Natchez Trace Company, and photocopies of two Confederate States of America inventory lists from A.J. Hudson listing items including cartridge boxes, dated August 6 and September 21, 1861. 7 1/4″ H x 8 1/4″ W x 2 3/8″ D. Provenance: The Estate of Jim Maconkey, Landrum, SC. CONDITION: 1st item: Outer flap with some minor flaking. Closure strap with tear to perforation. Does not include cartridge tin. 2nd item: The leather is supple with some checkering. The stitching tight. The closure tab is in place. The interior flap is well made. The tin is original.
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