VERY NICE CONFEDERATE OVAL SHOULDER BELT PLATE FROM COLD HARBOR

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Item Code: 490-5882

This is a rolled brass, oval breast plate that was worn on cotton web shoulder straps.

Very good, excavated condition, only missing the “hook” that locked down the long attachment pin. The plate has a fine brown patina. The long attachment pin remains well fastened on the back and a solder mark remains where the “hook” was once affixed at the bottom.

There are no bends, dents, cracks, or repairs. Measures approximately 62 x 80 mm. Recovered at Cold Harbor in 1967 per label.

Reference the book "The Hammond Civil War Collection" by Mike O'Donnell & Howard Crouch, on page 273, and see, "the state (Virginia) acquired around 10,000 of these oval ornaments from the Richmond shop of Mitchell & Tyler and well-known New York military supplier, James S. Smith."

A very fine example of this style of cross belt plate. [jet] [ph:L]

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