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Belt plates

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Title:
Belt plates
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 2 7/8 x 3/8 in. ( 5.4 x 7.3 x 1 cm )
Date End: 
1 865
Description: 
Curved, rectangular brass plates with black painted lettering on front; belt loop and hook on back.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1931.85a-h
Gallery Label: 
These plates were part of uniform waistbelts worn by members of the 8th New York Militia Regiment (Washington Greys) during the Civil War.
Date Begin: 
1860
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group