Antietam battlefield pick-up Civil War cap box pierced through and through by a bullet. Although utilizing a brass finial and double belt loop, the crude hand stitching, lack of tool marks, beaded border on the flap and overall form and construction indicate the box is likely of Confederate manufacture. The box carries a verbal provenance of having been picked up on the Antietam battlefield by a federal surgeon who remained on the field to attend the wounded. (Continued in comments.)
Rare "CS" Embossed Confederate Mulesfoot Percussion Cap Box. Illustrated on page 82 in the book "Collecting the Confederacy" by Shannon Pritchard, this rare cap box, with a bold "CS" stamped inside the oval on the panel is shaped much like a mule's hoof. The original inside flap conceals a compartment that originally held the caps. Excellent condition showing normal wear from use to the edges and the brass catch on the bottom
Classic Confederate Percussion Cap Box. The percussion cap box shown here is the standard Confederate manufactured and issued box. The simplicity of the single belt loop design and utilization of lead as a closing finial, easily distinguishes it from its Yankee counterpart. The box is in perfect condition even retaining its original wool spark arrester.
A sutler or victualer is a civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field, in camp, or in quarters. Sutlers sold wares from the back of a wagon or a temporary tent, traveling with an army or to remote military outposts. Colored from a black & white.