This is a really nice condition and early Civil War era Cartridge Box with its original canvas strap, probably issued to Militia early in the Civil War. It is 100% original, dirty and dusty as it came to us directly from a widow who had no idea who in her family originally owned it. The leather is in very good condition and the strap is about perfect. One of the fastener buckles is very loos and needs a good glue or epoxy repair before it breaks off. Both buckles are original to the box and strap and have never been touched and retain their natural patina. This is a really nice rig.