US Cartridge Box Plate

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Item: US Cartridge Box Plate
Use: Cartridge box plates were attached to the outer flap of the soldier's cartridge box. Not only ornamental but more practically used as a weight to keep the cartridge box flap closed to prevent cartridge loss. See the additional images in this listing for an image showing its use.
Construction:
Stamped thin sheet brass with solder fill and iron attachment loops.
Condition:
 Fair, excavated, iron attachment loops missing. Its brass front, with its tall raised letters "US", has a mixed green-brown patina. The rim is damaged in various areas and these areas should be handled gently. The rear is missing a portion of its solder primarily at one end but the rest of the partially rust coated lead is solid. The rust is likely a result of the iron attachment loop device remnants. The plate has no repairs.
Recovered:
 Cumberland Church area, Cumberland County, VA
Approximate size:
 57 x 87 mm.
Comments:
  This excavated US cartridge box plate was acquired directly from the local Virginia digger. Interestingly, the engagement at Cumberland Church is considered to be the last battle victory for the Confederacy prior to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Due to the fragile nature of the plate's rim, this plate will come in a new glass top display case at no additional charge. It will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War plate or general relic collection.


Product Code:
PC9289

This brand is available for:
CARTRIDGE BOX PLATES , GREAT GIFT IDEAS , ALL PLATES , FEDERAL RELICS

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