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Object Name BELT
Catalog Number 0985.13.00083
Description Black leather with brass fixtures and woven leather sword slings; two-piece belt plate (.83a), made of cast brass, with C. S. Navy insignia surrounded by wreath.
Dimensions W-1.75 L-32 inches
Owned Lodge Colton
Owner Regiment CSS Shenandoah
Made Robert Mole and Sons, Birmingham, England, Great Britain
Provenance The Confederate Navy belt and plate belonged to Lodge Colton, who was Master's Mate on the Confederate Cruiser, CSS Shenandoah. The belt plate is thought to be the only one of its type in existence. Colton was appointed from Maryland and served as Acting Master's Mate (as of October 8, 1864) aboard the CSS Shenandoah during 1864 - 1865. Colton "answered at last roll call of the crew when the captain surrendered to British authorities seven months after Gen. Lee's surrender. Lodge Colton's native city was Baltimore, Maryland. He resided in Philadelphia, his occupation, 'mariner.' Colton died in 1913. His 1865 railroad pass for the Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Company (MS-19310223) is in the Confederate Navy Series in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. His sword and scabbard(0985.13.723-.723a) are also present in the Museum's collections.
People Colton, Lodge
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Surrender at Liverpool, England, November 1865
Subjects surrenders