Title: Accoutrement Plates North and South 1861-1865
Author: William G. Gavin
Publisher: Riling and Lentz, Philadelphia, PA., 1963
Approximate size: 6 x 8-3/4 inches
Condition: Previously owned, very good. The dust cover shows wear mainly at the spine and edges. On the front endpaper in blue ink is the former owner's name, city of residence, and date.
Comments: This out of print, first edition reference book is from the personal library of the late E. V. Smith, a longtime Virginia relic hunter. It is one of the very first works covering accoutrement plates of both the Federal forces as well as the Confederate state forces. Excavated relics from his collection are also being offered for sale on this website. The book includes 178 examples of accoutrement plates and buckles which are described and shown in detail. The author also included a page with comparative values as of 1963 which you may find very interesting. This book is a must have book for the serious Civil War accoutrement plate collector and will be an excellent addition to any Civil War accoutrement reference library.
Part I. ACCOUTREMENT PLATES OF THE FEDERAL FORCES 1861-1865
Chapter 1. U. S. Army General Service Accoutrement Plates
Chapter 2. Accoutrement Plates of State Origen, Federal Forces
Chapter 3. U. S. Navy and Marine Corps Accoutrement Plates
Chapter 4. Militia and United States Accoutrement Plates of Earlier Periods, Used During the Civil War
Part II. ACCOUTREMENT PLATES OF THE CONFEDERATE FORCES 1861-1865
Chapter 5. Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates- General
Chapter 6. Confederate Oval Pattern Plates, General Service
Chapter 7. Confederate Rectangular "CSA" Belt Plates, General Service
Chapter 8. Confederate Rectangular "CS" Belt Plates, General Service
Chapter 9. Confederate Two-Piece Style "CS" and "CSA" Belt Plates, General Service
Chapter 10. Confederate States Navy and Marine Corps Accoutrement Plates
Chapter 11. Accoutrement Plates of State Origin, Confederate Forces
Chapter 12. Confederate "Frame-Type" Waist Belt Plates or Buckles, General Service
Chapter 13. Miscellaneous Confederate Accoutrement Plates
Comparative Dollar Values of Accoutrement Plates Illustrated
Plate Illustrations Credits
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Call or Text: 804-873-5462