Belt plate

Object Number: 
1922.151b
Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Brass, lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 5.7 x 8.9 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: front: "US"
Description: 
Oval lead plate with thin brass sheet on front; three hooks on back.
Gallery Label: 
This plate was worn on a U.S. Army regulation waistbelt, probably during the Civil War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles MacCauley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group