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    Civil War Confederate rectangular CSA waist belt plate. Identified Civil war Confederate rectangular CSA waist belt plate with great history. 48 mm X 70 mm, Atlanta Arsenal style, in perfect untouched condition with nice rich patina. rather heavy gauge example with finishing file marks on the edges. The plate belonged to Capt. James William (Willie) Fennell M. D. Fennell was captured on several occasions while remaining behind to treat the wounded and subsequently exchanged. He was last captured on November 23, 1864 while home on leave. His arms were taken but he gave his belt, with this plate, to Catherine Margaret Fennell, his younger sister and the plate has been passed down through the family. Fennell was held at Johnson's Island until the end of the war and died in Holly Springs, Ms. in 1878, fighting the yellow fever epidemic. Accompanied by a letter from the consignor, Fennel's grand grand niece detailing the plate's history. An exceptional rectangular CSA with a superb history.


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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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