Civil War Relicman,
USA, changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!
|P3603...Federal sword belt plate, eagle with applied wreath., with belt. 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. The eagle faces right, rays above the banner, 13 stars, six above the banner, two above the banner tail, two left of the eagle's head and three to the right, graceful shield bears stripes, with faint stars. The long narrow tongue is wide footed, intended to fasten to a separate brass keeper. Silver wreath is soldered in three pieces, above and below the wing tips.
Ref: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 615.
Plate measures 52.2mm x 84.7mm. Non dug plate with belt and keeper.
For sale......... $600.
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