On the "other forum" a week or so ago there was some discussion about the use of camp stoves in the field. I thought members here might be interested in seeing a brass "stove plate" off one such item. It was recovered in the 1970s from the dump of the massive Federal (formerly CS) fort located on Gloucester Point, VA. Various pieces of the stove were also found. The plate is about the size of a US buckle and reads: The Williams Camp Stove/ June 1861/ Isaac S. Williams/ No. 726 Market Street/ PhiladA. No relation, I believe.