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Accession number 1996.17
Catalog Number 1996.17.12
Object Name Belt
Description General Officer's Militia Blue Velvet Cloth Belt with black cotton backing and gold bullion edging. Die-Struck, rolled brass plate has an applied brass tongue and belt loop bar. This belt would have been for full dress only and would have been a sash belt and not a sword belt. The belt once had 3 stars applied to belt back (impressions are evident). The rolled brass plate has an applied brass tongue and belt loop bar (see O'Donnell & Campbell plate #401). This type of plate was inexpensive and popular among volunteer regiments in the 1840's and 1850's (2nd and 3rd Seminole Wars). Third Seminole War period.
Dimensions W-2.5 L-49 inches
Collection Militaria
Imagefile 002\19961712.12