Civil War Union M1855 cartridge box with US plate by Nece, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Standard ammunition box for the .69 caliber minie or musket ball cartridge, M1855 type, with US oval filled plate on flap.  Manufactured by R. Nece of Philadelphia circa 1861-1862.  No tins.  It is important to note that soldiers in the field often removed the tins for faster access to ammunition in combat.

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Weight 4 lbs