Confederate Waist Belt Plate, South Carolina


This is an example of a Confederate waist belt plate. The circular emblem in the center of the oak leaf wreath depicts a palmetto tree. The palmetto is also a central symbol in the state seal of South Carolina.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.60623MCatalog Number: 60623MCollector/Donor Number: 379Accession Number: 223708

Object Name: insigniaOther Terms: insignia; Militia, South Carolina; Belt Plate, Waist

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 in x 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_387542

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