Contributed by Maine Historical Society
John W. Day of Berwick, a native of England, was 24 when he enlisted as a musician in Co. K of the 14th Maine Infantry as a drummer.
The cartridge case was among his possessions. It has a divided tin liner that held the musket cartridges.
When the original 14th Maine, which served primarily in Louisiana, finished its three-year term, Day rejoined the re-formed 14th as a musician in Co. C. He served from Dec. 17, 1861 to August 28, 1865.
About This Item
- Title: John Day cartridge case, ca. 1861
- Creation Date: circa 1861
- Subject Date: circa 1861
- Media: Leather, brass, tin
- Local Code: 2009.294.001
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 14th (1861-1865). Company K
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Military uniforms--American
- Arms & armament--American
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