Posted 5 years ago
These items were taken, probably many years ago, and attached together with two old nails on the back of the piece.
Why? At top is a "US" cartridge box plate, with the hooks present on the back. It is attached to a Union epaulet, and
there is also another unidentified piece shown on the right. Anyone know what that is? Looks to be about the same age.
This was found in Maryland, at an auction of the contents of an ancient farm house. This item caught my imagination
and I won the bid for it, but it was not cheap.
See how the patina of all three of these items matches so very well? It tells us that these items have been together
for quite a long time. Perhaps for many decades.
There was also a disk with the symbol of the 7th army corps on it. I don't know enough about corps badges to
bid on it.