PATTERN 1839 US CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE

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Item Code: 883-385

Box plate was recovered from City Point, Virginia, after the explosion on August 9, 1864, that was a result of Confederate sabotage. Confederate Secret Service agent John Maxwell has smuggled a bomb with a timed fuse aboard an ammunition barge. It caused a tremendous explosion that shook the city and caused much damage.

Plate has a brown patina and very good detail. Reverse has lead fill. Both hooks are missing. Edge of plate has some slight dings.    [SM]

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