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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the American Civil War Era Gunpowder Pouch MSS.3221

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-01-26T08:54-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

American Civil War Era Gunpowder Pouch

Unit ID:

MSS.3221

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet

Dates:

circa 1865

Abstract:

American Civil War era gunpowder pouch found in Kentucky.

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

Pouch is extremely fragile; the leather pouch is in two pieces.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Preferred Citation:

American Civil War Era Gunpowder Pouch, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2011

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains an American Civil War era gunpowder pouch, found in Kentucky. Both sides of the pouch are embossed with a hunting scene, a circle enclosing a tree and a large dog. The copper English-style charger bears the manufacturer's mark, AM FLASK and CAP CO. The spring loader still opens and closes easily but the leather of the pouch is deteriorating and is in two pieces.

Source(s)

Ammunition containers (lcsh)

Powder flasks (lcsh)

Pouch Box 3221.001