US PATTERN 1839 OVAL BELT PLATE EXCAVATED AT 2ND MANASSAS BY SYD KERKSIS IN 1954

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Item Code: 2022-1716

This plate was recovered on the battlefield of 2nd Manassas by Syd Kerksis, one of the legendary early relic hunters and collectors, author of books on military belt plates and Civil War projectiles. The plate comes with Kerksis’ original paper storage envelope bearing his ink notation that he found it in August 1954 at the site of Gen. Hooker’s assault at 2nd Manassas.

The plate is the regulation 1839 pattern oval U.S. belt plate used throughout the Civil War and is in very good excavated condition. The belt hook and two oval studs are present on the reverse; small degree of lead loss. The face has a nice reddish brown patina and one small area of verdigris at the upper right.

Grover's 1st Brigade of Hooker's 2nd Division, 3rd US Army Corps, made a successful bayonet attack against the center of Jackson's line; lost 500 men in 20 minutes, was not supported and was forced back.

This is a nice plate, with a legitimate find location and provenance to one of the great early collectors.  [LD] [ph:L]

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