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CONFEDERATE ENGLISH MADE PATTERN 1854/56 KNAPSACK.
inv # 02-13498-1

A rare Civil War period English made Confederate knapsack produced by the firm S. Isaac Campbell & Co. of London. It is a wood framed knapsack covered in black painted, white canvas w/ leather reinforced corners & leather straps. Knapsacks like this example were originally issued w/ shoulder straps & a covered mess tin. This example, like nearly all the few known surviving examples, does not retain the straps or mess tin. The knapsack does retain all interior & exterior closing straps however the left closing buckle is missing. Both brass hooks remain on the base. The interior of the closing flap is stenciled, “S ISAAC CAMPBELL & CO. LONDON”. 

CONFEDERATE ENGLISH MADE PATTERN 1854/55 READY CARTRIDGE POUCH.
inv # 02-13498-2

Pouch measures 7 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 1 3/4″. A rare Civil War period English made Confederate cartridge pouch produced by the firm S. Isaac Campbell & Co. of London. The pouch was worn on a waist belt & supported by two 3/4″ leather loops on the reverse. The outer flap closed by use of a leather billet that fit over a brass finial at the base of the box. An inner flap closed by means of gravity & was secured by closing the outer flap. The tin liner has 1 single compartment. The box is clearly stamped on the inside of the outer flap, just below the stitching on the closing tab, “S ISAAC CAMPBELL & CO 71 JERMYN ST LONDON” inside a tombstone shaped border.

CONFEDERATE ENGLISH MADE NEW PATTERN 1860 CARTRIDGE POUCH.
inv # 02-13498-3

Pouch measures 8 1/2″ x 5” x 3 1/2”. A rare Civil War period English made Confederate cartridge pouch produced by the firm S. Isaac Campbell & Co. of London. This pattern pouch does not have the integral inside cap pouch & gun tool compartment as seen on the Pattern 1859, hence the name “New Pattern”. The box would have been supported by an over the shoulder cross belt passing through a center sewn 2” x 7 1/4″ strap guide on the reverse of the box. The strap would have been secured w/ 2 iron roller buckles on the base of the box. The outer flap closes by use of a white buff billet secured over a brass finial on the base of the box. The billet has a cut on 1 side. The cut is thought to have been done by Confederate Ordnance authorities in order to facilitate easier opening & closing of the box. An inner flap closed by means of gravity & was secured by closing the outer flap. There is no tin liner in this box. The box is clearly stamped on the inside of the outer flap, just below the stitching on the closing tab, “S ISAAC CAMPBELL & CO 71 JERMYN ST LONDON” inside a tombstone shaped border.

CONFEDERATE ENGLISH MADE PATTERN 1859 BALL BAG.
inv # 02-13498-4

Bag measures 6 3/4″ x 5” x 1 3/4”. A rare Civil War period English made Confederate ball bag produced by the firm S. Isaac Campbell & Co. of London. The pouch was worn on a waist belt & supported by a single tapered 3 1/4″ leather loop on the reverse that fastened to a brass finial at the base of the bag. The outer flap closes by use of a sewn leather billet that closes over a brass finial. This billet is approx. 2 1/4” long & may have been mfg. at this length or shortened during field use. Unlike some other examples, there is no interior leather loop to secure an oiler but there is a sm. interior pouch possibly for caps or even flints. The box is clearly stamped on the inside of the flap, just below the stitching on the closing tab, “S ISAAC CAMPBELL & CO 71 JERMYN ST LONDON” inside a tombstone shaped border.

CONFEDERATE ENGLISH MADE BELT WITH LOCALLY MADE CONFEDERATE CAP POUCH.
inv # 02-13498-5

Belt is approx. 38” long & 1 3/8” wide. A rare Civil War period English made Confederate belt produced by the firm S. Isaac Campbell & Co. of London. The belt features a 2” brass ring 7” back from the keeper. The snake style buckle is of typical S. Isaac Campbell form having a pinwheel central device. 4 Rows of stitching secure the doubled over leather to the keeper as well as the leather protective chape in back of the buckle. The back of the chape is stamped, “S ISAAC CAMPBELL & CO 71 JERMYN ST LONDON” inside a tombstone shaped border. The cap pouch measures 3 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″. It is of typical Confederate mfg. & is of a type that occasionally has an embossed “CS” on the flap, this example does not. It is crudely sewn w/ an inner sheepskin lined flap. The box is supported by a single rear belt loop. There is a lead finial at the base of the pouch which passes through the bottom of the belt loop. The flap & belt loop have a thin, incised line around the border.