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Civil War Eagle Belt Silver Wreath 99th Indiana & Veteran Reserve Corps
Item #: L5289
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This is a great looking belt and buckle. It is an original Civil War eagle sword belt. This is the pattern that has the buff leather style belt. The belt has a very nice "used but not abused” look to it. It even has the original brass size adjustment hook. The buckle itself has the beautiful spread wing eagle in the center with the "E PLURIBUS UNUM” ribbon above her. This is the pattern with the three piece style German silver wreath added for display. The entire wreath is present with a fine untouched look. This style is often referred to as the Allegheny Arsenal style as they made an almost identical buckle with their arsenal mark on the reverse. The back of the buckle has the bench number of "450” stamped into it and the keeper has the number "969”. The numbers do not match but they fit together perfectly as you can see. On the inside of the belt it has the stenciled "Co. G. 17th REGt. I.C. No. 87". It also has the name of "I.O. Beckwith" of the soldier that wore it. When we looked up Beckwith, we found that he served with the 99th Indiana until January 15th 1864. On that date he transferred to the Invalid Corps that would be later known as the Veteran Reserve Corps starting in March 18th 1864. So we know this belt would have been issued between January and March of 1864. A brief printout of Beckwith's history will accompany the belt. This is a great looking belt for your relic room shelf.

Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
$795.00 USD

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