Civil War US M1855 cartridge box with original plates and tins, NICE !

$895.00

1 in stock

Description

This is a very nice original condition US issued cartridge box for infantry troops likely issued in 1861 or 1862.  It retains the original sling with eagle breast plate as well as the original oval US plate on the outer flap.  It was manufactured by R. Nece of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who had a contract issued in April, 1861 for 1,000 such boxes for the State of Pennsylvania–and this is likely one of them.  This example is about as nice as field used gear gets overall and as honest as they come–museum and investment grade overall.