BELT, BUCKLE, and SWORD FROG
Regulation belt and sword frog made of blackened buff leather. This pattern belt and japanned iron friction belt seems to have appeared in 1862 based on pictorial evidence. It is specifically detailed as the regulation issue items by the 4th edition of the Ordnance Manual.
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This was reportedly washed up ashore after the U.S.S. Cumberland was sunk at Hampton Roads.
Arms and equipment of the union. (1991). Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books.
Close up of a corner showing weave, stripe and selvage.
Cartridge Box, Pistol, ’43 NavyImage courtesy of David Taylor, visit his website for excellent original civil war artifacts at reasonable prices.
Cartridge Box, Pistol
Several members of a Landing Party would carry a single Dahlgren Boat Howitzer Shell (12 pdr.) in one of these leather cases. This example is marked USN / Boston.
Dimensions for this specimen are: Main Body: 10 3/8 inches long x 5 inches wide
Cap: 2 inches high x 6 inches wide
Long Side of Sling: 36 inches long x 1 inch wide
Short Side of Sling: 18 inches long (to buckle) x 1 inch wide
Finger Pull is 3/4 inch wide
Japanned Iron Buckle is of the roller type.
Used to drive needles through heavy canvas.