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Object Name Box, Cartridge
Catalog Number 0985.13.00360
Description Confederate cartridge box: black leather with double flap; divided tin insert; implement pocket; bullet hole in the upper center of the box; lead finial, japanned metal buckles.
Dimensions H-5.5 W-8 D-2.25 inches
Owned Clarence Albert Fonerden [C. A. Fonerden]
Owner Regiment 27th Virginia Infantry, Co. A, "Alleghany Roughs"
Carpenter's Battery, Virginia Light Artillery
Made Confederate
Event Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Provenance Private C. A. Fonerden of Co. A, 27th Virginia Infantry, wore this cartridge box when he participated in the Battle of First Manassas in 1861. The cartridge box was pierced by a bullet during this battle.

"A cartridge box…which was shot through on my hip at the 1st battle of Manassas…."
People Fonerden, Clarence Albert
Search Terms items pierced by bullets
Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run