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C00004 - US Box Plate
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Item Number: C00004

Item Title: US Box Plate

Price: $120

Shipping: Not included

Provenance: US

Dug? : Yes

Size: Width:

Height:

Hooks? : No

Markings: X

Construction: Brass lead filled

Books: Mullinax's ID:

Kerksis's ID:

O'Donnell's ID:

Location Recovered: Camps between Mobile and Dauphin Island, AL

Description:
Standard US plate used to hold the flap down on the cartridge box plate. Brass face is nice and is quite smooth. The right end has a small upturn. The plate is missing both iron hooks as most are. Back has all the lead with a little ground action but is really pretty smooth. There is a patch of rust colored concretion between the hooks that appears to be due to it lying on or next to a piece of iron. It appears it would come off with a little effort but I have not attempted to do it. Other than the rust spot and the small bend in the end it is a nice plate.

Of note just above the rust spot you can clearly see scratched into the lead a "X /" by a soldier. What it meant to the soldier is anyone's guess.