Early-War US Oval Cartridge Box Plate
Our box plate is lead-filled
stamped brass with 2 loops on back and a leather thong for attaching to
the cartridge box. Although not mentioned in Army Regulations, box plates were mentioned in
various Ordnance Manuals of the period and are one of the most best-known Civil War artifacts. This Box Plate is for use during the entire Civil War (1839-1865). Approximate Length: 3-1/2", Height: 2-1/4"
Original M1855 Cartridge Box with Belt Plate.
Original US Cartridge Box Plate (non-dug).