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Authentic Civil War U.S. Cartridge Boxplate Found by Author Sidney Kerksis
Item #: L2235
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This is an authentic excavated original Civil War boxplate from a soldier’s cartridge box. This is the plate that went on the outer flap not only for decoration but to help keep the flap closed. It has the crystal clear "US” letters on the front. The brass of the face of the plate has a nice and clear "US” letters. Both of the original iron loops is present on the back of the plate as well as traces of the original lead. This artifact was found in February of 1956 by pioneer relic collector, historian and author Sidney C. Kerksis. It is accompanied by his envelope that notes the location of recovery as "Bethesda Church" with the date of September 1959. It has the "Shady Grove Rd" location marked along the bottom of the envelope and says it was form a position of the 9th Army Corps. It will enhance any Civil War artifact collection.

Shipping Weight: 1 lb
$295.00 USD

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