Item: Excavated US cartridge box plate with leather attachment thong.
Construction: Stamped thin sheet brass with solder fill and iron wire hooks.
Condition: Excellent. Its brass front, with the raised letters "US", has a soil coated brown patina. The rear has nearly all of its solder fill which is moderately pitted. Its iron attachment loops are both present but rusty and fragile. This plate has no cracks, breaks, bends, or repairs.
Comments: It is rare to find a plate with a leather thong and this relic will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War plate or general relic collection.
Recovered: Henrico County, VA. in the area of Fort Brady.
Approximate size: 54 x 86 mm.
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