Original Civil War U.S. Plate Recovered On Little Round Top Gettysburg 20th Maine Area
Original Civil War U.S. Plate Recovered On Little Round Top Gettysburg 20th Maine Area. A Very nice early pick up (Pre-National Park) both hooks gone. The plate has a beautiful chocolate brown patina . It is very solid in early battlefield pick up condition with very little wear other than the brown patina, very mild pitting. This plate was found at Little Round Top in the 20th Maine area. Little Round Top is the most iconic spot on the Gettysburg battlefield and was where the 20th Maine rallied against the Confederate Alabama troops after Sickles advance on July 2, 1863. It was also where massive causalities were accrued on July 2nd. A very historic area and a remarkably rare U.S. box 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 “21”and “LRT” and “Little Round Top in ink”, this corresponds with Mr. Flickinger’s notes. This plate has never been offered before and has only been in Mr. Flickinger's possession as well as The Gettysburg Museum of History. A historic museum piece, A well documented authentic example from Gettysburg. Rarely Will you find a more well documented Little Round Top Plate. 100% guaranteed to be authentic. Certified by the Gettysburg Museum of History with documentation (COA) provided.