This well-preserved, Civil War Federal accoutrement is a cartridge box tin that was used in various models of leather cartridge boxes to hold the paper cartridges for the infantryman. The metal tin retains some of its original bright tin finish. The tin has one lower division open to the front and able to contain one bundle of ten .58 caliber paper cartridges and two upper divisions, one that holds six cartridges and the other four cartridges. Edges of the tin are turned over and soldered down to prevent accidental tearing open of the paper cartridges. A fine specimen.