Cartridge Box — Cartridge boxes were much alike regardless of nationality, with one exception: a few of the American soldiers were provided by Congress with tin cartridge boxes. Otherwise the one shown is typical. It is claimed to have been carried by Laban Lewis, of Milton, Massachusetts. It may have belonged to a British soldier before it was issued to him. The interior part is of wood, boredwith twenty-five cylindrical holes to keep the cartridges separate and prevent damage by rubbing together. The exterior is covered with leather, now very hard, stiff, and brittle from age.
Sawyer, Charles. Firearms in American History. Boston: The Author,
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