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Shoulder belt with bayonet scabbard (3)

Object Number: 
1953.183a-c
Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Part (belt): 53 x 2 in. (134.6 x 5.1 cm) Part (scabbard): 19 x 1 1/4 in. (48.3 x 3.2 cm)
Marks: 
handwritten: belt inside: "WH............."; "8th NY" (prob. 8th company, 7th Regt.) cast, applied: plate: "7"
Description: 
Leather and brass shoulder belt; white buff leather with corner-cut rectangular brass plate that has applied tin number on left, and left end terminating in V-shaped frog that contains black leather triangular bayonet scabbard with brass throat and tip.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group