Dug US Belt Plate



Dug US Belt Plate – Civil War issue, dug U.S. oval belt plate, with both arrow-shaped, belt hooks and belt adjustment hook present. Overall, the plate is in good, dug condition, exhibiting some ground action and a stress crack visible on the face and back of the plate. All of the lead back remains. The plate was dug some time in the 1970s or 1980s and came from the collection of Frederick Goodwin, former Rector of c. 1859 Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Goodwin was an avid relic hunter and collector; he dug many fine items, but it is not known if he dug this specific plate. All items in his relic collection were excavated in the Richmond area.