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Leather and brass sword belt; brown buff leather with frog sewn to loop that suspends from left side of belt, and brass hook at right end that fastens to holes on left; handwritten mark on belt interior.
According to accession records, this belt for a sailor's boarding cutlass was salvaged from the sinking Union frigate Cumberland after her bombardment by the Confederate steamer Merrimack on March 8, 1862.
Gift of Lindley Murray
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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