John Day cartridge case, ca. 1861

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.

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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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