This is one of the coolest civil war souvenirs that I have had in a very long time. This is an original standard sized federal issue eagle breastplate.
Some civil war veteran must have been really proud of plate, one can just imagine an old vet wearing this with a smile for a reunion or gar encampment. The plate has been modified by removing the iron attachment loops on the reverse and creating a slot for the very unique leather watch chain. The breast plate has what appears to be a very small hole intentionally punched into the backside right into the eagles breast. I suspect that this was something symbolic to the original owner but one will never for sure.The leather chain is in really nice condition and the brass has a nice feel and a very pleasing light patina. The tin filler on the reverse can not be scratched with a fingernail unlike the modern lead filled reproductions.
This is a really cool and unique piece straight out of my own personal collection. If you have any questions please contact me. The item "Original Civil War Eagle Breastplate Turned Into Pocket Watch Fob Veterans Item" is in sale since Monday, January 27, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Belts & Belt Buckles". The seller is "midwestrelics555" and is located in Granger, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.