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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.43.28 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: circa 1861-1865 Pagination: 1 belt : leather ; 92 x 4.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Black leather belt with faded striped red and gold overlay. The belt has a heavy rectangular metal buckle with an eagle emblem and "E PLURIBUS UNUM." Fragile. Leather rotting and cracking in places. Fabric is slightly deteriorated.

Background Information: John Reeser enlisted as a Private on 16 July 1864. He was mustered into "B" Co. PA 197th Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on 18 August 1864. He was mustered out on 11 November 1864 ...at Philadelphia, PA. See More


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryMilitary UniformsUnion ForcesClothing and Accessories

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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