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Object Name Belt, Sword
Catalog Number 0985.13.01083
Description British white buff sword belt with brass and steel hardware and English snake buckle.
Dimensions L-30 inches
Owned Melchoir Mason Long
Owner Regiment 1st Virginia Infantry, Co. F
1st Virginia Artillery, Co. C
3rd Confederate Engineers
ADC - Brig. Gen. Gabriel Wharton
Event Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove
Provenance 1st Lt. Melchoir Mason Long wore this sword belt during the war. e was killed in action at Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864 at the age of twenty-six.
People Long, Melchoir Mason
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864
Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove
Subjects uniforms
Casualties, War
Dead persons
War casualties