Z1696 Federal Regulation 1839 Pattern US Cartridge Box Plate (Boyd & Sons Boston)
Description: Here is another very nice maker marked boxplate. This one has a great patina on the face and both iron loops are still on the back. The makers mark is clear and partially hidden by the digger's tag. The plate is flat and displays very nicely.
Backmark: "BOYD & SONS / BOSTON"
Measures: 56 mm x 89 mm
Recovered: Pleasant Valley Rd. Rt. 609 Va. Three miles from Bull Run Battlefield 1987