|Civil War Relicman
|Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!)|
|P1523...Federal rectangle shoulder plate, US surrounded by wreath and rays, company officer, regulation 1839
Plate depicts "US" surrounded by a wreath intended for officers during the Mexican War period. Plate is rectangle, fine casting, US and wreath were made separately and applied, hooks were integral casting and then bent, round impression in the back may be an indication that the plate was die struck after casting to sharpen it.
Ref: O'Donnell & Campbell, Plate 262.
Plate measures 65mm X 81mm. Nondug plate, hooks were clipped off and two very small holes drilled for mounting on an old relic display, the holes are notdistracting and can be filled.