Box of .44 Cal. Colt or Remington Army Cartridges from Confederate Gen. Wickham’s Plantation
Gen. Williams Carter Wickham
Hickory Hill Plantation
Box of .44 Cal. Colt or Remington Army Cartridges from Confederate Gen. Wickham’s Plantation – This is a package of American Powder Company’s “6 Combustible Envelope Cartridges for Remington’s, Colt’s and Other Revolving Holster Pistol, 44-100 inch Calibre. Warranted Superior Quality.” This original pack of cartridges was found at Hickory Hill Plantation, in Hanover County, Va., the ancestral home of Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham. The contents of this still extant house, were auctioned off in 2006. The pack of cartridges was gifted to one of the owners of Perry Adams Antiques, by the Great-Great Grandson of Gen. Wickham, John G. Wickham, at the time of the auction. The box remains in excellent condition, although it has been opened at one end; inside, the cartridges appear to have disintegrated, over time, with much of the heavy, granular black powder and pieces of the so-called “skin cartridge” having come out of the box (we have the powder), leaving the lead bullets inside. The buyer will be provided with a notarized description of provenance.