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Object Name BELT
Catalog Number 0985.13.00817a
Description Brown leather belt with brass hardware, oval "US" plate, and attached cap box.

Owned unidentified Union officer ; William Peter Wyche
Event Battle of Hampton Roads
Provenance The U.S. Naval Cutlass and belt were taken from a Federal officer by William Peter Wyche on the battleship USS Congress. The USS Congress was forced on shoals and set on fire by the CSS Virginia during the battle of Hampton Roads in 1862.
People unidentified Union officer
Wyche, William Peter
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Battle of Hampton Roads
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Navy
Subjects Navies