RELIC U.S. “BOYD & SONS” CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE FROM 1ST DAYS FIELD, GETTYSBURG, KEN BREAM COLLECTION

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Item Code: 1163-91

This excavated Pattern 1839 oval US cartridge box plate has an even dark brown patina. The brass face is smooth with a central “US”, except for a few shallow scratches. The most noticeable runs diagonally downwards from the upper right portion of the “U” into the lower left portion of the “S” .  The plate’s reverse has 100% of the lead fill remaining. The two iron loops are gone and “BOYD & SONS / BOSTON” is faintly visible stamped into the lead. Recovered on the First Day’s portion of the Gettysburg battlefield by Ken Bream.

This is from the Ken Bream collection that was sold at auction in October 2021. Mr. Bream was a 1970 graduate of Gettysburg High School and life-long relic hunter and collector. His parents managed the Stuckey’s Restaurant that was once located on the north-west corner of the intersection of Emmitsburg and Wheatfield Roads. In the late 1960s through the early 1970s Ken worked on the Eisenhower Farm as a groundskeeper, maintenance man, and general helper for the Eisenhower’s. For many years, he was the Gettysburg Dog Enforcement Officer.  This was lot #206.   [jet] [PH:L]

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