Philadelphia Fire Zouave waist belt plate

Philadelphia Fire Zouave waist belt plate

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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.
Object Name
insignia
Other Terms
insignia; Militia, Pennsylvania Fire Zouaves; Plate, Cartridge Box
associated date
1861-1862
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
ID Number
AF.60706M
catalog number
60706M
accession number
223708
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Exhibition
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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