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Sword belt (2)

Object Number: 
INV.8426ab
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Leather, cotton, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 x 2 in. ( 88.9 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: inside scroll on plate: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
Description: 
Leather, cotton, and brass sword belt; stitched, black leather-covered canvas sword belt with loop sewn near center of belt suspending scabbard sling with brass hook at end that fastens to scabbard sling sewn on left side of belt, and with rectangular brass plate at right end that fastens to clip on left; plate has stamped eagle in center with shield on breast, three arrows in one talon, branch in other talon, and flanked by wreath at bottom, with rayed background, thirteen stars, and scroll inside inscription at top.
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached label, this sword belt was part of a uniform worn by Philip Schuyler while a captain in the Union 14th Infantry during the Civil War. The belt is of the type worn by U.S. Army officers from 1850 through 1872.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group