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Excellent Civil War Cartridge Box Eagle Breastplate From Chancellorsville, Virginia
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This is an original excavated eagle plate that at one time would have adorned the shoulder sling of a Civil War soldier's cartridge box. This pattern of plate is known to collectors as the eagle breastplate. It has the bold Union eagle on the brass face of the plate. The eagle has the arrows of war in one of her talons and the other talon has the laurel branches of peace. The back of the plate has almost all of the original lead remaining. Both of the iron loops that would have affixed the plate to the cartridge box shoulder strap are still intact after the years in the ground. The verbal history that accompanied this buckle is that it was found in the 1960's in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia area. Chancellorsville was a battle between the Confederate forces of Robert E. Lee and Union General Joseph Hooker on April 30th until May 6, 1863. This one displays beautifully.

Item #: B9486
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price:$225.00 USD
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