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Waist belt plate

Object Number: 
1949.59
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 4.8 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: plate front: "C.S.A." (Confederate States of America)
Description: 
Brass waist belt plate; rectangular brass plate with stamped mark on front and three fastening hooks on back.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this waist belt plate was found by James Edward Mock, the twelve year old son of Confederate soldier John Mock, after the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas on December 7, 1862.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Byrd Mock
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group