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  • Volunteer Militia Cap Plate

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    Volunteer Militia Cap Plate - Inventory Number: BEL 332

    Outstanding silver example depicting an American Eagle with panoply of arms enveloped by a boarder of laurel leaves.

    In contrast to the “enrolled militia,” which consisted of all eligible adult male citizens, the volunteer militia was composed of men who outfitted themselves at their own expense and formed uniformed companies. These usually took on the character of elite private military clubs or fraternal organizations and prided themselves on elegant uniforms and precision drill. This is a one-piece cap plate for one of these organizations, die-struck in silver, measuring about 3 ½ by 5 inches. Awesome example which would have adorned a tall shako.

    Comes housed in riker display case with black velvet backing and descriptive card.

    Inventory Number: BEL 332