STRUCK PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE RECOVERED AT GETTYSBURG

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Item Code: 33-453

The face of the plate has turned a mustard brown color from ground action. The high surfaces such as the eagle’s chest and neck have been rubbed clean from handling and show a darker brown patina. The details of the eagle are good.

The reverse has 100% of the lead fill and both iron loops.

Looking at this plate from the front, at about the 3 and 4 o’clock position, the edge of the plate is curled from being struck by a projectile of some kind.

Attached to one of the loops on the reverse is an old handwritten tag with a faded ink inscription “U. S. BELT BUCKLE HIT BY A MINNIE BATTLE (???)  THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.”  [ad]

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