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NASHVILLE! Confederate Rifle Cartridge Box from the Hank Jr. Collection!
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This is a wonderful Confederate made soldier’s cartridge box. The box measures 8-1/4 inches by 7 inches in overall size. When you open up the outer flap you are greeted by the stamping of the maker in Nashville, Tennessee. John Morrow & Son. This box is the rarest of the rare with this being the only known surviving example of one of his cartridge boxes. This cartridge box was once part of the amazing collection of Mike Miner of Sevierville, Tennessee. He was able to find Confederate records showing that Morrow made 142 of these cartridge boxes in November of 1861 at a cost of $2.00 each. These boxes were patterned after the standard union cartridges boxes of the day but there are very distinctive variances to the construction. The box is entirely hand stitched without the use of rivets. The roller buckles on the bottom of the box are larger than their Union counterparts. This is a fine cartridge box all the way around. The verbal history that accompanied the piece is that it was carried by Private Joseph M. Smith who served with the 30th Mississippi Infantry. It is also accompanied by his veteran ID badge as well as the buff leather shoulder sling, cap box and his wallet. It has spent the last several years in the collection of my friend and country music legend Hank Williams, Jr. Hank was kind enough to sign a letter stating that it was in his collection. THIS ITEM IS FEATURED ON OUR SHILOHRELICS YOUTUBE CHANNEL. HERE IS A LINK SO YOU CAN SEE WHY WE THOUGHT IT WAS NEAT ENOUGH FOR A VIDEO: NASHVILLE MADE CARTRIDGE BOX


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