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

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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.

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Weight 2 lbs