|Description||Buff leather waist belt with brass hardware and English snake buckle.|
|Dimensions||W-1.75 L-34 inches|
|Owned||unidentified Union soldier; W. C. Senters|
|Owner Regiment||18th Mississippi Infantry, Co. K|
|Event||Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864|
This belt was taken from the body of a federal soldier on Rude's Hill, Shenandoah Valley, by W. C. Senters of Co. K, 18th Mississippi Infantry, on October 16, 1864.
[NOTE: this history is denoted as belonging to two belts in the collection -- this one and 0985.7.181 -- although the accession ledger only lists a single "Carbine belt captured at the Battle of the Wilderness by one of the 18th Miss Regt and worn through the war by one of the men that fought to the finish in the ANV," which is otherwise unaccounted for. It is unknown to which of the two belts this history actually belongs, but neither is actually a carbine belt.]
unidentified Union soldier
Senters, W. C.
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864 (tentative)
items captured by Confederate soldiers (tentative)
items captured from Union soldiers (tentative)
items taken by Confederate soldiers (tentative)
items taken from Union soldiers (tentative)
United States Army (tentative)