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This brass cap box may have been used for holding percussion caps. It was recovered from excavations at historic Fort Hays by Kansas Historical Society archeologists. By the late 1860s, percussion cap ammunition was commonly superseded by breech loading metallic cartridges. Perhaps this small brass case was just to good to throw away? Fort Hays was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and is a State Historic Site.

Date: 1867-1889

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Item Number: 450620
Call Number: 14EL301-4947 Feature 202
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 450620

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