Authentic U.S. Eagle N.C.O. Breast Plate Recovered At The First Corps Hospital Gettysburg Battlefield. Very nice early pick up (Pre-National Park) three hooks are broken. The plate has a beautiful chocolate brown and slightly green patina . This plate was found at the First Corps Hospital site (White Church Road and Baltimore Pike this was the hospital site in July 1863. A very historic area and a remarkably rare NCO breast plate. Relics from this area rarely come up for sale. Comes with a deaccession letter from the Gettysburg Museum of History documenting the provenance of this artifact. Originally recovered by legendary old time relic hunter Al Flickinger. It has the number “13” and “1st Corps Hosp” in ink, this corresponds with Mr. Flickinger’s notes. This plate was originally sold by us and it was recently bought back along with a few other items from this collection. A historic museum piece, NCO plates are especially rare. A well documented authentic example from Gettysburg.