Original U.S. Civil War Federal Cartridge Box Plate and Buckle Lot Ground Dug At The Battle of Fredericksburg Location - 2 Items
Original Items: Only One Lot of 2 Available. The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. The combat, between the Union Army of the Potomac commanded by Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee, included futile frontal attacks by the Union army on December 13 against entrenched Confederate defenders along the Sunken Wall on the heights behind the city. It is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the war, with Union casualties more than twice as heavy as those suffered by the Confederates. A visitor to the battlefield described the battle as a "butchery" to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
The Items In This Lot:
- Cartridge Box Sling Eagle Breast Plate: Pattern 1826 Eagle Breast Plate with lead filled back. Both mounting loops are no longer present. The front brass face has fantastic crisp details and has aged wonderfully.
- M-1855 Enlisted Belt Buckle: This is a very nice Federal 1855 Pattern Brass Belt Plate Buckle, made from the standard lead-filled cast brass. It had a lovely patina on the front side, and has later wartime pattern brass "arrowhead" style attachment studs on the reverse.
A lovely pair of items ready for further research and display.
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