Our reproduction breast plate is stamped brass lead filled with 2 loops for attaching to the cartridge box shoulder strap. The Breast plate depicts a patriotic eagle and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. The breast plate is round following Federal Regulation 1826, most were manufactured 1850’s through end of the Civil War, and was used as ornamentation on the shoulder strap. Approximate diameter: 2-1/2″
Made in the U.S.A.