US Army General Officer's sword belt worn by William T. Sherman

Description
US Army General Officer's dress sword belt worn by William T. Sherman during the American Civil War. The non-regulation sword belt is made of brown leather with silver or faded gold embroidered detailing of oak leaves. Two straps of the same design are clipped to the end of the belt by filigreed gold metal clips.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1860s
associated date
1860-1865
wearer
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Physical Description
leather (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 39 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 100.33 cm x 8.89 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
AF.15944
catalog number
15944
accession number
59388
Credit Line
Hon. P. Tecumseh Sherman
subject
Army
Civil War
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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