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Object Name BELT
Catalog Number 0985.09.00181
Description Black leather waist belt with "CLG" militia two-piece plate (.181a).
Dimensions W-1.75 L-33 inches
Owner Regiment Gaston Light Guard (possible); 23rd Regiment North Carolina Troops, Co. H, "Gaston Guards" [later 13th Regiment North Carolina Volunteers] (possible)
Event Battle of New Bern
Provenance This belt and plate were received in a box with a uniform coat referred to as being worn by a drummer boy of the Gaston Light Guard of New Bern, North Carolina. The Gaston Light Guard was captured at New Bern. There is also a contradicting (probably incorrect) story that says the coat was from the Elk City Guard and appears to be styled from a pre-war Virginia militia garment.
Search Terms Battle of New Bern