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Boyd & Sons Shoulder Plate
Item #: JSM2174
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Mike Miller dug this in a Civil War battlefield site in central Virginia. It is a product of Boyd & Sons of Boston, Mass. The mark is faint but visible. Both hooks are gone and there is an interesting lump in the lead filler. The plate has a small "slash" in the reverse and tiny hole emerging from the face on the opposite side. Interestingly, the hole fits a sword or knife point. A great deal of force would have been required to puncture the plate without bending the surrounding area.
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