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Object Name BELT
Catalog Number 0985.13.00483
Description Belt of black waterproof canvas with roller buckle, leather ends, and black leather holster (.483a). The buckle end (left side) has 2.5" brown leather on its end, and is attached by 2 rows of stitching to the canvas. The opposite end (right side) has 15.5" brown leather on its end, with seven holes, one pierced every 1.5" (approximately), and is attached by 3 rows of stitching to the canvas. Canvas is 27" long, with 22.5" visible exclusive of leather ends (the additional length is doubled behind the leather, for attachment), and has three rows of stitching its entire length. Canvas was originally white, but was painted with black waterproofing.
Dimensions H-1.75 L-39.5 inches
Owned unidentified Union soldier; Charles Catlett
Owner Regiment 24th Virginia Cavalry, Co. D
Made CSA, 1861-1865
Event Dahlgren's Raid / Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid
Provenance A gun belt captured at the surrender of the Dahlgren Raiders, March 3, 1864, at the Mantapike Swamps, King and Queen County, Va. This belt was manufactured by the Confederate States Governments and used by Pvt. Charles Catlett, Co. D, 24th Virginia Cavalry after its capture.
People unidentified Union soldier
Catlett, Charles
Dahlgren, Ulric
Search Terms items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Dahlgren's Raid / Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid
Subjects surrenders