Original Civil War U.S. Belt Plate Recovered At The 1st Corps Hospital (White Church Road) Gettysburg. A remarkable early pick up U.S. belt plate with both arrow hooks intact and the front hook broken. It has a remarkable chocolate brown patina. It was found by legendary battlefield author and relic collector Dean Thomas.It is documented in his notes and has “1st Corps Hospital White Church Road”. It has the words “1st Corps Hosp” in black ink on the back. This is an exceptional plate and comes with complete museum documentation. Well documented plates like this from Gettysburg are RARE! For the collector who wants the very best. The 1st Corps Hospital was on White Church Road off the Baltimore Pike on the South end of Gettysburg. It was one of the major army Corps hospital and thousands of soldiers were treated here from both the Union and Confederate army. The first day of the battle of Gettysburg cut the 1st corps to pieces and thousands of wounded men flooded the various hospitals. The Corps hospitals were an attempt to consolidate the scores of hospitals into one central hospital for each army corps. Don’t miss this unique chance to own a real American treasure from the battle of Gettysburg’s historic hospital sites. Dean Thomas recovered relics are very desirable for collectors and historians. Comes with a deaccession letter from the Gettysburg Museum of History documenting the provenance of this artifact.