PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE DUG AT BETHESDA CHURCH BY SID KERKSIS

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Item Code: 2023-1661

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This plate was recovered on the battlefield of Bethesda Church 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 along Shady Grove Road in the lines of the 9th Corps.

The face of the plate has a very nice dusty-brown patina and is free of any dings and dents. The eagle stamping is good.

Reverse has 100% of the lead fill with both rusted attachment loops. There is some rust bubbling up through the lead.

Item comes displayed in a Riker box with the original storage envelope.  [AD] [ph:L]

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