Waist belt plate

Description
Model 1851 U.S. Cavalry Sword Waist-Belt Plate.
Union regulations called for oval "US" plates to be used on most waist belts and on cartridge boxes, and for circular eagle plates to be used on shoulder belts. Union cavalrymen, however, used a rectangular eagle plate on the waist belt that held their sword.
Location
Currently not on view
associated date
1861-1862
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 5.715 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
AF.15399
catalog number
15399
accession number
58300
catalog number
287145
Credit Line
Louis Lipton
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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