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Object Name Belt, Sword
Catalog Number 0985.13.00416
Description Officer's black leather sword belt with brass hardware and Virginia two-piece plate. Slings missing.
Dimensions W-1.75 L-30 inches
Owned William A. Wright
Owner Regiment 55th Virginia, Co. F, "Essex Sharpshooters"
Event Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm
Provenance This sword belt and belt plate were worn by Captain William A. Wright, Co. F, 55th Virginia, "Essex Sharpshooters." A ball passed through his body and canteen when he was killed at Frazier's Farm after taking a Federal battery of five artillery pieces on top of the hill, June 30, 1862.
People Wright, William A.
Search Terms Battle of Glendale / Frayser's Farm / Frazier's Farm / Charles City Crossroads / Nelson's Farm / New Market Road / Riddell's Shop
Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
War casualties