Original Civil War Relic U.S. Box Plate Recovered On The Gettysburg Retreat Route. Authentic Civil War Excavated Relic U.S. Box Plate Recovered at Tawneytown Maryland. For the collector who wants an authentic battlefield ground dug relic. A very nice deep chocolate brown patina, the way we like them. It has a combat used look . A solid with plate with soldier altered edges beautiful plate from a very historical area. Recovered on private property with permission. This is an older recovered two loop hook plate. This has the word “TawneyTown” in ink of the back. It is missing both hooks but looks great, in excellent condition. Solder altered plates are scarce. A very rare location that is Gettysburg Campaign, thousands of troops went through Tawneytown, Maryland both coming and leaving Gettysburg. Tawneytown is about 13 miles from Gettysburg. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Gettysburg Museum certified, museum COA provided.