Super attractive interlocking eagle plate designed for the militia. This pre-war to early war plate is seen in photographic images of both Union and Confederate soldiers at the outbreak of the Civil War. This example is in very good condition with pleasing light patina. The center disk depicts an American eagle on a lined field surrounded by stars. The interlocking wreath portion of oak leaves embellished with acorns. A superb early war plate.
Inventory Number: BEL 035