RELIC PATTERN 1853 ENFIELD BUTTPLATE

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Item Code: 883-94

This buttplate 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.

Item has some light surface rust. Item is warped and bent in the center.   [SM]

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