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Object Name Belt, Sword
Catalog Number 0985.13.01086
Description U.S. regulation officer's black leather sword belt with brass hardware and holster (1086a) attached. Front sling remains; no plate.
Dimensions W-1.75 L-26 inches
Owned George Gaston Otey
Owner Regiment "Otey Battery," Virginia Artillery
Event Battle of Lewisburg
Provenance Captain G. Gaston Otey of the Otey Battery, Virginia Artillery, wore this belt and holster. Wounded at Lewisburg, May 25, 1862 and died "from wounds and effects of exposure," October 22, 1862.
People Otey, George Gaston
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Subjects Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries