This is the sword belt plate worn by commissioned officers in the Union Army and by more than a few Confederate officers. Features an American eagle on the front with wings spread high grasping a banner in its beak that reads “E PLURIBUS UNUM”. The wreath is solid cast brass as is regulation for officer’s belt plates. An attractive example.
Comes housed in a 6 x 8 inch display case with red velvet backing and descriptive card.