Original Civil War Eagle Breast Plate Recovered On Power’s Hill Gettysburg Battlefield.
Authentic U.S. Eagle Breast Plate Recovered At Powers Hill Gettysburg Battlefield. Very nice early pick up (Pre-National Park) both hooks are intact. The plate has a beautiful chocolate brown and slightly green patina . This plate was found at Powers Hill (Granite Schoolhouse Road) this was a Union artilerry platform during the battle of Gettysburg. A very historic area and a remarkably rare 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 tag “6”and “Power’s Hill” 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, A well documented authentic example from Gettysburg.