Philadelphia Fire Zouave waist belt plate

The "P.F.Z." on this waist belt plate stands for Philadelphia Fire Zouaves, who filled the ranks of the 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. The men who comprised this unit came from fire companies throughout Philadelphia. The 72nd were led by Col. DeWitt Clinton Baxter and were also referred to as Baxter's Fire Zouaves.
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Price of Freedom
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National Museum of American History
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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