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Object Name Plate, Belt
Catalog Number 0985.13.01085a
Description Patern 1851 U.S. eagle plate attached to a brown leather belt (1085, attached). The belt also has a holster (1085b) attached, cap box (1085c) is mounted to the belt, marked on the inner flap, "L. S. _____, NEW YORK," in an oval and has a brass finial closure.
Owned Major Hall; Richard Brooke Gwathmey
Owner Regiment 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. H
Event Second Battle of Ream's Station
Provenance Richard Brooke Gwathmey captured the belt, buckle, holster, and cap box from Major Hall of the U. S. Army and used them until he was killed at the Battle of Ream's Station in August 1864. Gwathmey was a member of Co. H, 9th Virginia Cavalry. Newspaper notices accompanied the gift, speaking in glowing terms of his bravery and many virtues.
People Hall, Major
Gwathmey, Richard Brooke
Search Terms items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Second Battle of Ream's Station
Subjects Dead persons
Death
Casualties, War
War casualties