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The same bench mark of 110 is on both the plate and keeper. The cap box is well worn with most of the leather finish worn off especially on the flap.
All that can be seen of the maker's stamp is 'New York'.
No doubt he had this with him at Gettysburg and had carried it with him through the War and probably as a POW.
Mike O'Donnell just photographed this canteen earlier this month and is planning on placing it in the new Canteen Book he is revising.
The flap latch is ripped off as is one of the belt loops.
The cartridge box is also very well worn, most of the finish is off the outer flap and a good amount on the rest of the box.
The rest of the box shows good wear from use but is solid.
One belt loop has less wear than the other but looks to be all original.
- Sword belt with eagle plate, carbine cartridge box and cap box belonging to Alonzo P. ID'd with a nice period tag in period ink that was inside the cartridge box.
- Post War badge made from stamped German silver for the Veterans. Mann of the 7th Michigan Cavalry these cartridge boxes were not made until 1864 and in low numbers but were praised by many in the service.
Enameled with red in center designating the First Division of the 8th Corps. This - Post War badge made from stamped German silver for the Veterans. The Ninth Army Corps was everywhere, the Army of the Potomac, Department of Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee. It took part in many of the major battles in the Eastern Theater - 2nd Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, as well as Vicksburg, Knoxville and many more. The extra strap was meant to distribute the weight of the box more evenly. Scratched into the side, barely visible unless you're looking for it and with all the patina in the scratches, it reads: "Capt Jno P Allen 55th Geo Regt Randolph County Geo May 16".