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Object Name Belt, Sword
Catalog Number 0985.13.01087
Description Russet leather sword belt with CS two-piece buckle. Slings missing.
Dimensions L-27 inches
Owned unidentified Confederate soldier
Event evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Provenance This belt and plate were found while making repairs to 529 N. Fourth Street in Richmond, Virginia in March 1891. The belt, plate, and sword were found in the ceiling where it was probably hidden during the evacuation of Richmond in April 1865.
People unidentified Confederate soldier
Search Terms items hidden from Union soldiers
Richmond, Virginia
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865