Belt plate

Title:
Belt plate
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Brass, lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 4.8 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass and lead belt plate; lead-backed, oval brass plate with two hooks on back, and stamped lettering on front and mark on back.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Carrie Althause
Object Number: 
1950.83
Marks: 
stamped: front: "US"; back: "W.H. SMITH/BROOKLYN"
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this plate was worn on the cartridge box shoulder belt of Private William H. Althause of the 128th New York Volunteers during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group