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breast plate

breast plate
Title
breast plate
Date 
1855-1863
Medium 
Leather, brass
Dimensions 
overall (unfolded): 1 3/4 x 60 x 47 in. ( 4.4 x 152.4 x 119.4 cm )
Description 
Brown leather horse's breast plate with monogram, heart shaped brass plate with leather backing, three leather straps attached.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Shelton E. Martin
Object Number 
1953.85c
Marks 
engraved: center of brass plate: "B"
Gallery Label 
This horse's breast plate was used by Major General James Barnes in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. He was the donor's grandfather.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group