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Belt plate

Belt plate
Title
Belt plate
Date 
1860-1865
Medium 
Brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 1 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 5.1 x 3.2 x 0.3 cm )
Description 
Rectangular plate with stamped eagle in center with shield on breast, three arrows in one talon, branch in other talon, and flanked by wreath at bottom, with rayed background, thirteen stars, and inscription inside scroll at top.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mary M. Bradley
Object Number 
1940.932
Marks 
stamped: front: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
Gallery Label 
This plate was part of a uniform waist belt worn by Joseph Bradley, a lieutenant in the 5th New York Cavalry, and later chaplain of the 10th New York Cavalry, during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group