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P0642 ### New York oval plate, "SNY", stud hooks.
Buckle depicts "SNY", intended for troops of the State of New York. Plate is oval following the Federal Regulation of 1839, and was designed to secure a belt fitted over a soldier's jacket used to carry his cartridge and cap box, or used as ornamentation on the cartridge box. This die pattern is noted for sharp narrow letters. Small variations will be noted, these plates were produced in quantity and replacement dies were likely to have been used and there may be more than one manufacturer. Brass plate is stamped on thin sheet brass, solder filled. Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as waist belt plate with two stud hooks usually covered with brass cap peened onto the studs, covered with thin coat of lead and brass, tongue is thick and tapered. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 542, 543, 544 or 545.
Plate measures 57mm x 88mm approx. Plate is configured as a right handed buckle, studs under the "S", three brass hooks are attached from an "A" frame imbedded in solder backing, two oval washers are peened over the studs, filled with lead and originally covered with a brass cap, thick single hook bent and tapered to a point. Dug buckle, stud hooks intact with remnant of leather, very nice example. Recovered: Seven Pines, Virginia.
For Sale. ************* $1,000.

P0718 ### Militia, Eagle Early two part waist plate, wreath only.
Motif originally had eagle encircled by stars. This pattern is known for its crude casting, motiff is not stamped style typical of this period. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 322.
Two part buckle, wreath only recovered. Dug plate, wreath only. Recovered: Shenandoah Valley Va.
For Sale. ************* $225.

P1984 ### Militia, rectangle panel plate,.
This stock militia "panel" plate was available for purchase by the militia units, in the 1840's or 1850s. It employed a general patriotic design, an eagle facing right, with relaxed wings, surrounded by 13 stars. Most lost in the field were used by southerners, although they were originally supplied to units in both the north and the south.Constructed of rectangle rolled brass, die struck, relatively sturdy plate, tongue and keeper bar were brazed.Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 403.
Plate measures 57.5mm x 85mm, approxNondug , white around the hooks is corrosion of the solder.
For Sale. ************* $450.

P1989 ### Federal oval plate, US, waist belt plate, arrow hooks..
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as waist belt plate with two arrow hooks. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 507.
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Buckle is left handed, arrow hooks under the "S".Dug plate, arrow hooks intact.Recovered: Fishers Hill, Virginia, Shenandoah Valley 1864 campaign.
For Sale. ************* $200.

P2047 ### Federal oval plate, US, small size, cartridge box plate, Pittman design, Marked: "W. H. SMITH / BROOKLYN".
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: William H Smith, Brooklyn, New York, 1840's to early war.Marked: "W. H. SMITH / BROOKLYN".Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 528
Small size plate measures 41mm x 72mm approx. Dug plate, hooks missing, marked. Recovered: Virginia campaign.
For Sale. ************* $300.

P2119 ### Rifleman two-part clasping belt plate, regulation 1855.
This plain buckle was authorized by regulation in 1855 and was used to fasten the infantryman belt from which a saber bayonet could be hung when not in use. The saber bayonet was carried like a sword and it could either be used as a sword or be affixed to the musket and used as a bayonet. Use of this belt rig was short lived, the new socket bayonet, adopted for the Regulation 1855 and 1861 muskets was carried on the end of the musket and no longer needed to be hung from the belt.The clasping buckle was made in four parts, the clasp on the back is brazed, the two keepers were designed to adjust the slackReference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plates 903.
Plate measures 73mm, keepers are longer.One-part with keeper.Dug plate. Recovered Charles Town Virginia (now WV) area.
For Sale. ************* $150.**Sale pending***

P3549 ### New York oval plate, "SNY", stud hooks.
Buckle depicts "SNY", intended for troops of the State of New York. Plate is oval following the Federal Regulation of 1839, and was designed to secure a belt fitted over a soldier's jacket used to carry his cartridge and cap box, or used as ornamentation on the cartridge box. This die pattern is noted for sharp narrow letters. Small variations will be noted, these plates were produced in quantity and replacement dies were likely to have been used and there may be more than one manufacturer. Brass plate is stamped on thin sheet brass, solder filled.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as waist belt plate with two stud hooks usually covered with brass cap peened onto the studs, covered with thin coat of lead and brass, tongue is thick and tapered. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 542, 543, 544 or 545.
Plate measures 57mm x 88mm approx.Plate is configured as a right handed buckle, studs under the "S", three brass hooks are attached from an "A" frame imbedded in solder backing, two oval washers are peened over the studs, filled with lead and originally covered with a brass cap, thick single hook bent and tapered to a point.Dug plate, hooks intact.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $500.

P3555 ### Texas rectangle belt plate, the lone star, lined star on plain background, stamped and not solder filled..
Buckle depicts the state seal of Texas, the lone star, intended for Texas units. This plate was believed to have been manufactured before the war, it never had solder filling. This pattern features the lone star, lined, on a plain background with a narrow border, the stamping is well executed. Plate is stamped on heavy brass sheet, solder filled, brass tongue with long keeper bar.Plate is stamped on heavy brass sheet, solder filled, brass tongue with long keeper bar.Reference: Mullinax Expanded Edition, Plate 323.
Plate measures 56mm X 82mm.Plate is configured as a right handed buckle. Dug plate, hooks missing. Plate was bent one corner broken, has been straightened and reinforced, all parts are original. Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $6,000.

P3559 ### Federal sword belt plate, regulation 1851, eagle with applied wreath.
Buckle depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by by officers carrying swords, and enlisted cavalry, following the regulation of 1851, most were manufactured 1850's to end of the Civil War.The plate was made of cast brass, eagle is integral to the casting, wreath is applied.Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 663.
Plate measures 55.6mm x 88mm, approximately.Brench mark 668Nondug plate.
For Sale. ************* $375.

P3567 ### Federal oval plate, US, waist belt plate, arrow hooks..
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as waist belt plate with two arrow hooks. Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 501, 502.(illustrations appear to be same die, noted for manufacturing variability)
Dug plate, arrow hooks intact.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $225.**Sold**.

P3571 ### Federal oval plate, US, waist belt plate, arrow hooks..
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as waist belt plate with two arrow hooks. Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 504, (illustration is marked, most are not marked)
Dug plate, arrow hooks intact.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $150.

P3576 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 453.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, hooks missing. Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $100.**Sold**.

P3581 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.This die pattern is attributed to W. H Smith, Brooklyn NY and depicts eagle with graceful detail, right wing shows feathers progressing in size, slight ruffle but no break, arrow tails are feathery. Brass plate is stamped on thin sheet brass, solder filled. Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 462.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, hooks missing, has not been cleaned.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $100.

P3582 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.This die pattern depicts eagle with graceful detail, right wing shows feathers progressing in size with no break, arrow tails are long, dense and symmetrical, small variations in the stem and leaf configuration of the branch, pattern is attributed to Dingee and Pittman, who were partners.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 460.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, hooks missing, has not been cleaned.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $100.

P3583 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, die pattern attributed to E GAYLORD.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: Emerson Gaylord, Springfield Massachusetts, 1850's to end of the war. Attribution to E Gaylord is estimated, Gaylord produced large quantities using many dies with small variations.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plates 491, 505, or 506, (illustrations are all believed to represent variations of the same Gaylord die).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, both hooks intact.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $150.

P3584 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, die pattern attributed to E GAYLORD.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: Emerson Gaylord, Springfield Massachusetts, 1850's to end of the war. Attribution to E Gaylord is estimated, Gaylord produced large quantities using many dies with small variations.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plates 491, 505, or 506, (illustrations are all believed to represent variations of the same Gaylord die).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, both hooks intact.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $150.**Sold**.

P3585 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 504., (illustration is waist plate arrow hooks, this cartridge box plate features the same die)
Plate measures: 56mm x 87mm, approx.Dug plate, both hooks intact.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $150.

P3591 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, Marked: "W. H. SMITH / BROOKLYN".
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: William H Smith, Brooklyn, New York, 1850's to early war.Marks: "W. H. SMITH / BROOKLYN", stamped in lead.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 483 (illustration is a buckle, same maker and die).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, one hook, marked.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $150.

P3595 ### Federal round shoulder plate, W.H. Smith, Marked: "W. H. SMITH / BROOKLYN".
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Marks: "W. H. SMITH / BROOKLYN", stamped in lead.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 462.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, both hooks, marked.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $225.

P3611 ### Federal oval plate, US, waist belt plate, arrow hooks..
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as waist belt plate with two arrow hooks.
Dug plate, arrow hooks intact, rim damage.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $50.

P3613 ### Federal sword belt plate, keeper.

Check fit and type, there are many different patterns.Recovered: Shenandoah Valley, Va.
For Sale. ************* $25.**Sale pending***

P3626 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, Pittman die design..
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Attribution to Pittman is based on similarity of die design with other marked plates.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate Plates 479, (illustration is Pittman marked, this appears to be same or similar die design, either not marked or mark obscured).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, both hooks intact. It is a dug plate but hooks are good enough to use on a cartridge box.Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $175.

P3627 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, both hooks.Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $175.

P3629 ### Maine oval plate, "VMM", Volunteer Militia of Maine, small size, arrow hook. .
Buckle depicts, "VMM", Volunteer Militia of Maine. Designed as a belt plate only (there are no boxplates of this size or design), this plate follows the Regulation 1839 and was issued only to a limited number of Maine troops.The small size was used, similar to other US plates produced in the 1840's, it was generally soldered filled and employed a single arrow hook, tongue is flat with no bevel. However the manufacturing quality of these Maine plates was very poor, suggesting they were made under special contract and not by any of the regular producers of the period, the solder filling on most is crumbling, and some never had filler at allRef: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 556
Plate measures 41mm x 71mm, approx.Dug plate arrow hook in place, orginal solder in place, very nice example.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $800.

P3630 ### Federal oval plate, US, small size, cartridge box plate, Boyd design.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Attribution to Boyd is based on similarity of die design with other marked plates.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 532, (illustration is marked, this appears to be same die design).
Small size plate measures 41mm x 72mm approx. Nondug plate.
For Sale. ************* $250.

P3631 ### Confederate frame buckle, "standard" style, Confederate wartime manufacture.
The "standard" style frame buckles refers to the class of Confederate frame buckles made with integral raised hooks, and a flat back. Not much is really "standard" there are many variations, but his style was considered the standard or starting point from which other styles were derived. These frame buckles were made during the war in the Confederacy, they were not used by militia units prior to the war and there was no military need for them after the war. These represented a simple and highly effective design that the Confederacy could produce in quantity quickly, and the troops in the field in the early campaigns were equipped with them.

For Sale. ************* $500.

P3633 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, both hooks.Recovered: Wilderness, 1864 campaign.
For Sale. ************* $175.

P3635 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, both hooks.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $175.

P3636 ### Federal oval plate, US, waist belt plate, arrow hooks..
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as waist belt plate with two arrow hooks. Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 504, (illustration is marked, most are not marked)
Dug plate, arrow hooks intact, with fragment of leather.Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $225.

P3637 ### Federal oval plate, US, waist belt plate, arrow hooks..
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as waist belt plate with two arrow hooks. Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 501, 502.(illustrations appear to be same die, noted for manufacturing variability)
Dug plate, arrow hooks intact.Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $250.

P3638 ### Militia, rectangle panel plate,.
This stock militia "panel" plate was available for purchase by the militia units, in the 1840's or 1850s. It employed a general patriotic design, an eagle facing right, wings spread, 13 stars in the upper borders. Most lost in the field were used by southerners, although they were originally supplied to units in both the north and the south.Constructed of rectangle rolled brass, die struck, relatively thin plate, tongue and keeper bar were brazed.Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 401.
Plate measures 58mm X 85mm.Dug plate, breaks and bends, plate is rough but representative.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $150.

P3641 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, die pattern attributed to E GAYLORD.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: Emerson Gaylord, Springfield Massachusetts, 1850's to end of the war. Attribution to E Gaylord is estimated, Gaylord produced large quantities using many dies with small variations.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 487, (illustration is for marked waist plate, this is similar die, but not exact).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, both hooks intact.Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $150.

P3642 ### Federal oval plate, US, waist belt plate with stud hooks, Marked: “J. IDEN/137 ELM ST. N.Y.”.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: J. Iden, 137 Elm St., New York, 1857 to 1865. Die design is distinct, rounded U, S with low arc.Marked: “J. IDEN/137 ELM ST. N.Y.”Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as waist belt plate with two stud hooks usually covered with brass cap peened onto the studs, covered with thin coat of lead and brass, tongue is thick and tapered. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate Plate 493.
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, stud hooks intact, some bends, solder back is flaking marks are not visible.Recovered: Fort Worth, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $125.

P3643 ### Federal oval plate, US, waist belt plate, arrow hooks..
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as waist belt plate with two arrow hooks. Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 504, (illustration is marked, most are not marked)
Dug plate, arrow hooks intact, with fragment of leather.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $250.

P3644 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, both hooks.Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $175.

P3646 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, both hooks.Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $175.

P3647 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, die pattern attributed to E GAYLORD.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: Emerson Gaylord, Springfield Massachusetts, 1850's to end of the war. Attribution to E Gaylord is estimated, Gaylord produced large quantities using many dies with small variations.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 487, (illustration is for marked waist plate, this is similar die, but not exact).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, hooks missing. Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $100.

P3648 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate,.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: not determined, 1850's to end of the war.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 507, (illustration is waist plate arrow hooks, die is similar for this cartridge box plate)
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, one hook missing.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $125.

P3649 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, Marked: "W. H. SMITH / BROOKLYN".
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: William H Smith, Brooklyn, New York, 1850's to early war.Marks: "W. H. SMITH / BROOKLYN", stamped in lead.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 483 (illustration is a buckle, same maker and die).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, both hooks intact, marked.Recovered: "True Blue 1969", Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $250.

P3650 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 504., (illustration is waist plate arrow hooks, this cartridge box plate features the same die)
Dug plate, both hooks intact.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $150.

P3651 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, both hooks.Recovered: Wilderness, 1864 campaign.
For Sale. ************* $175.

P3652 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, die pattern attributed to E GAYLORD.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: Emerson Gaylord, Springfield Massachusetts, 1850's to end of the war. Attribution to E Gaylord is estimated, Gaylord produced large quantities using many dies with small variations.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plates 491, 505, or 506, (illustrations are all believed to represent variations of the same Gaylord die).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, both hooks present, bent.Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $150.

P3653 ### Federal oval plate, US, waist belt plate, arrow hooks..
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as waist belt plate with two arrow hooks. Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 501, 502.(illustrations appear to be same die, noted for manufacturing variability)
Dug plate, arrow hooks intact, with fragment of leather.Recovered: Kellys Ford, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $225.

P3654 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate..
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture is not determined. Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate, not listed.
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, one hook missing.Recovered: Kellys Ford, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $125.

P3655 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 504., (illustration is waist plate arrow hooks, this cartridge box plate features the same die)
Dug plate, hooks missing. Recovered: Groveton, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $125.

P3656 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, hooks missing. Recovered: Groveton, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $100.

P3657 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, die pattern attributed to E GAYLORD.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: Emerson Gaylord, Springfield Massachusetts, 1850's to end of the war. Attribution to E Gaylord is estimated, Gaylord produced large quantities using many dies with small variations.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 487, (illustration is for marked waist plate, this is similar die, but not exact).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, both hooks intact.Recovered: northern Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $150.

P3658 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate,.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: not determined, 1850's to end of the war.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 507, (illustration is waist plate arrow hooks, die is similar for this cartridge box plate)
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, hooks missing. Recovered: Groveton, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $100.

P3659 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, die pattern attributed to E GAYLORD.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: Emerson Gaylord, Springfield Massachusetts, 1850's to end of the war. Attribution to E Gaylord is estimated, Gaylord produced large quantities using many dies with small variations.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plates 491, 505, or 506, (illustrations are all believed to represent variations of the same Gaylord die).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, hooks missing. Recovered: "Centreville, Alabama camp", Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $100.

P3660 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate.
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 504., (illustration is waist plate arrow hooks, this cartridge box plate features the same die)
Dug plate, hooks missing. Recovered: Poolsville, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $100.

P3662 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, hooks missing, some lead flaking. Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $85.

P3663 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, both hooks.Recovered: Wolf Run shores, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $175.

P3667 ### Federal round shoulder plate, eagle.
Plate depicts patriotic eagle, and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Shoulder plate is round following the Federal Regulation of 1826, most were manufactured 1850's through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap.Plate is configured as an enlisted shoulder plate, two iron hooks are formed on a loop with ends bent upward.
Plate measures 64mm approx.Dug plate, both hooks.Recovered: Muddy branch, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $175.

P3670 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, Pittman die design..
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Attribution to Pittman is based on similarity of die design with other marked plates.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate Plates 479, (illustration is Pittman marked, this appears to be same or similar die design, either not marked or mark obscured).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, both hooks intact.Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $175.

P3671 ### Federal oval plate, US, cartridge box plate, Marked: "W. H. SMITH / BROOKLYN".
Plate is oval, with US. Use of the oval plate was authorized by the Regulation of 1839, most large size plates were manufactured 1850's and during the Civil War, and were intended for use by Federal enlisted troops, but many were also issued to state units. Waist plates were mounted on leather belts worn outside of the jacket to hold the cartridge box, cap box, and other accoutrements. Cartridge boxplates of the same die design were attached to the flap of the cartridge box. Manufacture of the US oval ended in 1865, the metal cartridge boxplate was discontinued in the Regulation of 1864.Manufacture: William H Smith, Brooklyn, New York, 1850's to early war.Marks: "W. H. SMITH / BROOKLYN", stamped in lead.Plate is die stamped, solder filled, configured as cartridge box plate with iron wire hooks bent to form a loop, both ends bent upward. Reference: O'Donnell Campbell, Plate 483 (illustration is a buckle, same maker and die).
Plate measures 55mm x 87mm approx. Dug plate, both hooks intact, marked, bends.Recovered: Fairfax Station, Virginia, Manassas campaign, 1861 or 1862.
For Sale. ************* $100.


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