Belt plate

Title:
Belt plate
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 5.4 x 7 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Curved, rectangular brass plate with black painted lettering on front.
Object Number: 
1954.192
Marks: 
painted: front: "WASHINGTON/RIFLES"
Gallery Label: 
This plate was part of a uniform waistbelt worn by a member of the 8th New York Militia Regiment (Washington Greys) during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group