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Civil War Uniform Belt

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This cartridge belt with brass buckle belonged to Wayne or Lafayette Alford, two brothers from Daviess County, Indiana, who joined the Sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteers in 1861. The belt was likely homemade with a U. S. Army issue buckle. The red leather belt is fashioned from strips of leather folded over from each side and hand stitched in the center. The brass buckle features the U. S. Army symbol of an eagle on a globe.Exhibited as part of "Treasures from the Collections - Celebrating 175 Years: 1830-2005." First rotation. Please see the related item: Civil War Powder Flask (R 1127

Topics: Belts (Clothing); Military uniforms; Indiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1865); Buckles; Alford family
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1861
OAI identifier: oai:images.indianahistory.org:dc014/5
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