U.S. M1839 CARTRIDGE BOX PLATE RECOVERED BY SYD KERKSIS IN JANUARY 1958 IN THE LINES OF THE 4th CORPS AT PICKETT’S MILL: ATLANTA CAMPAIGN

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This plate comes with its original collection envelope with notations on its provenance by Syd Kerksis, noted early collector and author. Pickett’s Mill was fought on May 27, 1864, in the Atlanta Campaign as Sherman attempted to move around Gen. Johnston’s right after being stymied at New Hope Church. The Union 4th Corps, under Howard, launched a series of brave, but doomed, assaults against entrenched Confederates under Patrick Cleburne. Federal losses were estimated at about 1,400, with a large proportion killed in the vain effort to storm the Confederate lines.

The plate is the regulation M1839 cartridge box plate used throughout the Civil War, made of stamped rolled brass with a leader-solder filled back holding in place an iron wire formed into two loops by which it would be attached to the flap of the soldier’s cartridge box. The face has well defined lettering and sharp edge with no dents or dings. It is brown in tone, with light brown stains around the perimeter, narrower at the top and slightly wider at upper left, with a little showing at the edges of the raised letters. The reverse has a fairly level fill, showing largely gray, with a little oxidation in places toward white, a dusting of light brown, and some deeper brown rust staining from corrosion of the iron wire embedded in the lead-solder fill that is pushing through the surface in places.

This is a good U.S. regulation accoutrement place with a great provenance. [sr] [ph:m/L]

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