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    Original Civil War Shoulder Scales Early Pickup From The Belle Plains Area Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    $149.00
    Original Civil War Shoulder Scales Early Pickup From The Belle Plains Area Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. Shoulder scales were used mostly by Cavalry, Artillery, and Heavy Artillery. In excellent "early pickup condition. One of the two uniform mounts are still intact. Recovered from the Belle Plains, Virginia (sometimes spelled as Belle Plain) area was a steamboat landing and unincorporated settlement on the south bank of Potomac Creek off the Potomac River, in Stafford County, Virginia. In the early 19th-century, Belle Plains served as landing for steamboats to Washington, D.C. The landing and its hotel were in turn was serviced by stagecoaches running to and from nearby Fredericksburg, Virginia where passengers would connect with the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad.  Bell Plains and Potomac Creek fell by the wayside when the railroad bypassed them, reaching Aquia Landing on Aquia Creek as its terminus wharf in 1842.Belle Plains again rose to prominence during the American Civil War, where it was used as an alternate supply point to Aquia Landing by the Union Army of the Potomac. It became a lead supply point during the Overland Campaign of 1864.  A fantastic early pick-up Civil War shoulder scale from a very historical location. Recovered Pre-National Park and is 100% Legal and 100% authentic. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Gettysburg Museum certified, museum COA provided.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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