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Authentic Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates From The Civil War
Richmond Excavated Civil War Georgia State Seal Cartridge Box Plate
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Here's a piece that you very seldom see excavated. This is an original Civil War soldier's cartridge box plate from the state of Georgia. This is the plate that attached to the outside of the soldiers cartridge box. They were designed not only as ornamental but they also weighted down the outer flap to help keep it closed. This is the version that is illustrated as plate 243 on page 136 of the revised edition of the Confederate belt buckle book by Steve Mullinax. They state that these were purchased from the Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts. During the fall of 1860. The records show that they bought 1000 sets of accoutrements for the state of Georgia. The face of the plate is made of stamped brass and depicts the beautiful Georgia state seal. The state seal has the pillars and arches with the soldier between the pillars. Along the arch it proudly reads "CONSTITUTION". On the reverse of the plate, it still retains the majority of the original land from the factory. It has one partial Ireland remaining and the other one is missing in action. When this plate was excavated it had some chips along the edge and was professionally restored by Mr. Leonard Short. His letter accompanies the piece and shows the before and after images of the slight restoration. The history that he relates is that this plate is that it was recovered in the area of Richmond, Virginia. This one displays quite beautifully as you can see.

Item #: B3201
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