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C00004 - US Box Plate

Item Number: C00004

Item Title: US Box Plate

Price: $120

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Dug? : Yes

Size: Width:


Hooks? : No

Markings: X

Construction: Brass lead filled

Books: Mullinax's ID:

Kerksis's ID:

O'Donnell's ID:

Location Recovered: Camps between Mobile and Dauphin Island, AL

Standard US plate used to hold the flap down on the cartridge box plate. Brass face is nice and is quite smooth. The right end has a small upturn. The plate is missing both iron hooks as most are. Back has all the lead with a little ground action but is really pretty smooth. There is a patch of rust colored concretion between the hooks that appears to be due to it lying on or next to a piece of iron. It appears it would come off with a little effort but I have not attempted to do it. Other than the rust spot and the small bend in the end it is a nice plate.

Of note just above the rust spot you can clearly see scratched into the lead a "X /" by a soldier. What it meant to the soldier is anyone's guess.

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