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.

Associated Date: 1861-1862

See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Civil War, Military

Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.60706MCatalog Number: 60706MAccession Number: 223708

Object Name: insigniaOther Terms: insignia; Militia, Pennsylvania Fire Zouaves; Plate, Cartridge Box

Physical Description: metal (overall material)


Record Id: nmah_439650

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