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    My coolest relic found here in Jackson County....

    This was found at an old farm house that dates back to the 1840s. It was I.D'd as a war of 1812 officers sword belt plate. Coolness. I found it about 4 years back. Jim
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    Re: My coolest relic found here in Jackson County....

    Very nice early Federal sword belt plate. 8) Here's one with the belt that dates to 1820 -
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    Jun 2007
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    So its not 1812?

    Was told that a book had it as a 1812. hmm
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    Re: My coolest relic found here in Jackson County....

    Dig's right on the money, as always!

    O'Donnell & Campbell's American Military Belt Plates lists this particular "Common Militia" waist belt plate as c. 1818-1835.

    There are some very similar plates dating c. 1815-1825, and of course the War of 1812 continued into early 1815. Whether any of those plates actually saw service in the last days of the war, I can't say. But again, yours is a somewhat later variety.


 

 

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