Monday, November 8, 2010

Featured Artifact: Cartridge Box

Photos taken by Steve Newfield a volunteer with the Cultural Resource Division.


Above is a British light infantry cartridge box. The cartridge is a wooden box with a leather cover. The initials "GR" is imprinted on the flap. The cartridge box holds 18 cartridges and is said to come from Connecticut.


About cartridge boxes:

Cartridge boxes were often worn off the shoulder with a leather strap. Individual cartridges were wrapped in pieces of paper.

Cartridge boxes were first used in the early 1700's.


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