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Belt and cutlass scabbard holder

Belt and cutlass scabbard holder
Title
Belt and cutlass scabbard holder
Date 
1850-1862
Medium 
Leather, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 41 1/2 x 1 7/8 in. ( 105.4 x 4.8 cm )
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lindley Murray
Object Number 
1879.3c
Marks 
handwritten: belt interior: "Jan. 7/1879"
Gallery Label 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group