SMALL “BURNSIDE” PATTERN 1826 EAGLE BREAST PLATE FOUND IN THE WILDERNESS IN 1956

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Smaller-size eagle breast plate often called the “Burnside” breast plate and associated with troops from Maine and are often recovered with “VMM” plates.

Stamped brass face is clean and smooth with a crisp eagle stamping. Face was cleaned long ago and has started to darken up again in recesses. Back has complete lead fill with rusty, but complete, iron loops. This side shows original uncleaned dark patina. An old label is also on the back, from “Olmstead Firearms Co. / Beltsville, MD.   WE5-5637” (the old phone number). Hand written on this label is “Wadsworth Viv. at Wilderness 1956.”

Measures approximately 58mm in diameter. [jet] [ph:L]

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