Dug Civil War New Hampshire State Militia NHSM Large Oval Belt Buckle

Dug Civil War New Hampshire State Militia large oval belt buckle. The reverse has the majority of its lead solder fill back and its arrow hooks and brass attachment tongue. It was recovered face up in sandy soil and is in excellent dug condition. It was lightly cleaned by the original digger, but not overly cleaned. These buckles and there boxplate counterparts are c.1864 and were distributed in very limited quantities to home state guards. Very few made there way to battlefield service. This is my learned belief. It was recovered on private property with permission. $1195