1st Virginia Volunteers waist belt plate

Description
This waist belt plate was worn by soldiers of the 1st Virginia Volunteers, Confederate States Army. The brass, oval plate was manufactured around 1858-1860. Most likely the inscribed "CSA" was added after Virginia's secession from the Union.
Object Name
insignia
date made
1858-1861
associated date
1861-1862
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
AF*60666M
catalog number
60666M
accession number
223708
subject
Military
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Exhibition
Armed Forces
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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