Cap boxes had loops on the back to attach the accoutrement to a belt. If you look closely at the soldier image, left, you can see the top of the loops just above the body of the box. Rivets were sometimes applied, as here, to reinforce the hand stitching. Some Confederate-made cap boxes had one wide belt loop on the back to speed production. (Dana B. Shoaf Collection/Photos by Melissa A. Winn)