Union Civil War eagle breastplate from Manassas, Virginia, made into a brooch !

$175.00

1 in stock

Description

100% original Union Civil War eagle breastplate as used on the sling of a regulation cartridge box.  This example has an old ink or paint inscription on the reverse “Manasses 1961 H.H.R” and a pin has been crudely soldered on the reverse where the loops once were.  The face has been cleaned MANY decades ago and is crisp and a nice brownish patina now, and the solder filled back shows evidence of the plate having been field recovered.  Nice original relic from the “Golden Age” of artifact discovery.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs