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Excavated original Civil War Union "US" Belt Plate

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Being offered it a Civil War excavated Union Belt Plate. The buckle depicts "US” and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Buckle is oval following the Federal Regulation of 1839, and was designed to secure a belt fitted over a soldier's jacket, used to carry his cartridge and cap box, along with any other items carried on a belt, most of the larger sized plates were manufactured 1850's through the end of the Civil War. This one measures 85mm x 55mm.

This die pattern is attributed to E. Gaylord. The “US” is stamped on thin sheet brass and solder filled. The reverse has what is known as the “puppy-paw “configuration, with the brass hook and two studs.

This plate remains exactly how it came out of the ground – untouched, just rinsed off. It shows all the signs of being worn by a soldier, slightly curved from extended wear, along with the typical scrapes and scratches. I do not know exactly where this relic was dug, but the other one with it in a display case came out of Antietam. A fantastic original piece from the Civil War. Comes in the glass top display case pictured.

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