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    A Very Rare Civil War Union Army Staff Officer's Silk and Leather Belt and Cartridge Box This is a very rare surviving silk, brass, and leather Civil War staff officer's belt and cartridge box. In remarkably good condition, this belt retains the lion's head device and chains that are connected to the heavy federal shield, replete with the E. Pluribus Unum motto, both made of heavy gilt brass. The heavy patent leather cartridge box is trimmed in thick brass and boasts a Federal eagle on the front made of heavy brass with some gilt present. The connecting strap that secures the flap of the box is missing.

    This staff officer's dress belt and cartridge box is illustrated in Schuyler, Hartley and Graham's Arms and Military Goods Regulations for the Uniform of the Army, Navy, Marine and Revenue Corps, published in 1864 (plate Number 51). This was a standard reference for authorized Union military uniforms, weapons and insignia during the Civil War. The leather of this belt is very pliable; some cracking on the cartridge box with the brass in very good condition. This is a remarkable chance to obtain a rare staff officer's accoutrement from the Civil War.




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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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