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Civil War “US” Cartridge Box Plate, dug at Resaca, GA by Peter George in 1976


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This is another nice piece being offered, it is an excavated Civil War Union Cartridge Box Plate. The back still has the lead remaining, but the two iron attachment hooks are long gone, as with most dug examples These plates were worn on the outer flap of the leather cartridge box. This plate was recovered from the Resaca, Georgia Battlefield in 1976.

The Battle of Resaca was part of the Atlanta Campaign in Georgia, May 13–15, 1864. It ended inconclusively with the Confederate Army retreating. The engagement was fought between the Military Division of the Mississippi (led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman) on the side of the Union and the Army of Tennessee (Gen. Joseph E. Johnston) for the Confederates.

The box plate was dug by Peter George and has been in his personal collection since he dug it. Mr. George co-authored "Field Artillery Projectiles of the American Civil War" and is one of the leading experts on artillery and relics of the Civil War. There is some slight oxidation, but overall, it is a solid piece. Not often do you get the date and location of a dug artifact. It comes in the glass top display case pictured.

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