L1 US Percussion Cap Box, Marked 2nd Maine Cavalry
Cap pouch with "CO.H 2 ME. CAV." stenciled in ink on the inside of the outer flap. Came out of a Maine estate. Leather is supple, the wool inside the box is missing. Rare unit marked example.
L2 US Percussion Cap Box, J.B. Thaxter, Portland ME
US cap pouch manufactured by J.B. Thaxter of Portland Maine, who received contracts for 10,000 infantry accoutrements in 1862 and 8,000 in 1863. Leather is somewhat stiff, one of the straps on the back is separated above the rivet and could be repaired if desired. Interior wool is missing. Nice displayable maker marked box.
L4 US Cartridge Box
Nice March 1864 Pattern US Cartridge Box. The box is faintly marked Baker & McKenney NY, and has a nice inspector stamp on the closure tab. The closure tab has a small repair. All straps and buckles are intact, as are the 2 tins. The leather is somewhat dry but still flexible. Nice looking Civil War cartridge box.
L3 Relic Percussion Cap Box, found in a barn near Antietam
This cap box was found with several others in a barn near the Antietam battlefield. The leather is completely dry and the stitching holding the pouch together is gone, so the pouch is in 3 pieces. Interesting relic.