Very Rare VMM Volunteer Maine Militia Full Size Excavated Cartridge Box Plate Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of HistorySOLD Very Rare VMM Volunteer Maine Militia Full Size Excavated Cartridge Box Plate. A scarce and very desirable Civil War 1861 Maine state box plate. These were issued to the very early Maine Volunteers and were replaced later with standard U.S. plates. The older Vet's coveted these plates and wore them throughout the Civil War. This is excavated (dug) plate with a deep green patina and some loss due to a shovel strike by the digger. Both hooks are gone. This plate was very difficult to photograph due to the deep patina. It look much better in person. The recovery location is unknown but is most likely Virginia. A very rare opportunity to obtain one of the rarest and most desirable Union Civil War plates at a reasonable price. 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.