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Belt plates

Belt plates
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 )
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
Marks 
painted: front of plates "WASHINGTON/GREYS" painted: front of a: "A" (Company letter) painted: front of b: "B" (Company letter) painted: front of c: "D" (Company letter) painted: front of d: "E" (Company letter) painted: front of e: "F" (Company letter) painted: front of f: "H" (Company letter) painted: front of g: "K" (Company letter) painted: front of h: "C" (Company letter)
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group