Original U.S. Civil War Model 1861 Cartridge Box Found at Gettysburg with Notarized Letter

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a genuine Federal issue leather cartridge box is the Pattern 1861 pattern .58 Caliber. Outer flap has light surface wear with a latch tab that is attached by straight line stitching and a copper rivet.

Interior flap is in decent shape and is complete with both ears. There is a Condict Newark maker’s mark in an elongated oval on the flap edge. Both tins are present inside the box as is the implement pocket. Body of the box is in decent condition. Bottom has one of two roller buckles. Reverse of the box has both belt loops.

Included with this cartridge box is a notarized letter which reads:

To whom it may concern:
This Civil War Federal Issue M-1861 .58 Caliber Cartridge Box was purchased in the fall of 2016 from a Pre-Civil War Farm located just west of Gettysburg, PA along the Confederate advance/retreat route. This was purchased with a number of other Civil War artifacts that were either dug on the property, or found within the house, barn, and other outbuildings following the battle. The Farm was located at the intersection of Old Route 30 (aka Chambersburg Pike) and Flohr's Church Road (next to the old German Cemetery) Between McKnightstown and
Cashtown, PA.
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