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Waist belt

Object Number: 
INV.7833a
Date: 
1861-1865
Medium: 
Leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 1/2 x 2 in. ( 87.6 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: plate front: "CS" (Confederate States of America) incised: belt exterior: "IS"
Description: 
Leather and brass waist belt; leather belt with rounded, rectangular brass plate at right end that fastens to left end; stamped mark on plate and incised letters on belt exterior.
Gallery Label: 
According to an attached label, this waist belt was found by Reverend Roswell D. Hitchcock on the Civil War battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and was presented to the Society by Bradford Hitchcock.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group