C. S. Arsenal Baton Rouge Accoutrement Set
Our C. S. Arsenal Baton Rouge La. Arsenal Set is a detailed copy of an original accouterment set consisting of a Cartridge Box, a Cap Pouch, plus a Waist Belt with a Fork Tongue Frame Buckle.
We were the first to reproduce this set, our copies were viewed by the owners of the original and judged first rate. I was told that Confederate made ammunition such as the .58 Gardner bullet fits perfectly in the tins.
At the time Louisiana seceded from the Union on January 26, 1861, the United States Arsenal at Baton Rouge had been in the hands of state forces just over two weeks. By the Spring of 1861 the arsenal was under control of the Confederate government. Richard Lambert, Military Store Keeper, was in command and was assisted by Capt. J. C. Booth. The C. S. Arsenal likely remained in operation until the fall of Baton Rouge on May 28, 1862.
The Cartridge Box has Waist Belt Loops only. This box was based on the measurements for the U.S. pattern of March 1857. Roughly speaking, a .58 caliber box that is about one-half inch short.
There are two styles of Cap Pouch, either square flap or a copy of the 1850 style flap and both have double waist belt loops. Choose one when ordering.