US Belt Plate

Brentallica

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US Box Plate

So - my brother postalgriff and I attended a Graduation party in TN and were informed that Confederate troops camped on part of property.
I was thrilled to find the mini ball and would have completely satisfied in that alone.
Rooting through the trash last night I was brushing off the inside of what I thought was a piece of garbage and could see the "U".
A bit beat up but sure happy to have recovered it!!
WOW - never throw away your trash without thoroughly going through it!

UPDATE - after further research I believe this is a Box Plate - not a Belt Plate
Reverse photo attached
 

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Mike from MI

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Awesome!!!! Congrats my friend. I have been out east and other places to hunt CW relics. I now have a pretty nice collection. My two plates are my favorite two items. The relics you found are a true part of the history of our nation.
 

postalgriff

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still cant believe that!...what an incredible find and piece of history! too bad we didn't ID it in the field so we could have celebrated a little more lol. nice work Bro!
 

muleskinner

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US Box Plate

So - my brother postalgriff and I attended a Graduation party in TN and were informed that Confederate troops camped on part of property.
I was thrilled to find the mini ball and would have completely satisfied in that alone.
Rooting through the trash last night I was brushing off the inside of what I thought was a piece of garbage and could see the "U".
A bit beat up but sure happy to have recovered it!!
WOW - never throw away your trash without thoroughly going through it!

UPDATE - after further research I believe this is a Box Plate - not a Belt Plate
Reverse photo attached
great finds
 

SD51

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Congrats to you guys, that's very cool!
 

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