55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, American, 1863 - 1865 Search this
H x W x D: 2 1/8 × 9 7/16 × 6 1/4 in. (5.4 × 24 × 15.8 cm)
United States, North and Central America
A wooden box owned by Marquis Peterson. The rectangular box is varnished brown and has a lid on top. Embossed on the lid is “55 / Mass. Vol. Inf. / Marquis Peterson.” The lid is connected to the box by two metal hinges. The sides of the box are constructed with dovetail joints and the bottom is nailed in place. A metal clasp runs the length of the box and secures the lid in place at front.