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Union waist belt buckle, ca. 1861

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Albert H. Burroughs, a native of Houlton, wore the plate or buckle for a waist belt. A sergeant in Co. D of the 7th Maine Infantry, Burroughs was wounded in April 1862 at Antietam and honorably discharged for disability. He had enlisted in August 1861 at age 19.

After a short business career, he studied medicine and then practiced in Westbrook starting in 1878.

The eagle on the buckle holds a banner that reads, "E Pluribus Unum."

Other Information


  • Title: Union waist belt buckle, ca. 1861
  • Creation Date: circa 1861
  • Subject Date: circa 1861
  • Media: Brass, leather
  • Dimensions (cm): 5 x 13.5
  • Local Code: 1997.362.16
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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