In the picture that I posted of the Union 69 cal. cartridge box that was found at the Perryville Ky.
Battlefield, I mentioned getting a 58 cal. cartridge box that was also found on the same battlefield. This is it. It is always so neat to get an artifact that has been passed down through a family that has a great story to go with it. Although these are not in the best of shape, it is part of our history and always worth saving and sharing with others.
This is an early war issue Union 69 cal. cartridge box. A family had brought this and another 58 cal. cartridge box to the Civil War Show in Louisville Ky. Both were picked up off of the Perryville Ky battlefield, by the family’s GGGrandfather, 3 years after the battle there. They have been passed down through the family all of these years, and now are in my collection. They are not in perfect shape at all, but the history of them is priceless. I will be posting pictures of the 58 cal. box also.