RELIC U.S. ENLISTEDMAN’S EAGLE BREAST PLATE FROM BROWN’S MILL, GEORGIA, RECOVERED BY SID KIRKSIS

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This excavated Pattern 1839 US cartridge box shoulder sling plate (Eagle breast plate) has a smooth brown patina. The brass face features an eagle clutching arrows and an olive branch.  The plate’s reverse has 100% of the lead fill. One and a half of the iron loops are present.

This relic was recovered by Sid Kirksis who was a pioneer in the field of relic hunting. Sid recorded the recovery information on a small envelope which comes with this plate. This particular plate was recovered in March of 1976 at Brown’s Mill, Georgia.

The Battle of Brown's Mill was fought July 30, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign. Edward M. McCook's Union cavalry, on a daring raid to sever communications and supply lines in south-central Georgia, was defeated near Newnan, Georgia, by Confederate forces under Joseph Wheeler. The failure of McCook's column and a concurrent ill-fated raid by George Stoneman forced William T. Sherman to lay siege to the city of Atlanta.   [jet][PH:L]

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