Civil War belt buckle, ca. 1862

Contributed by Washburn Norlands Living History Center

Civil War belt buckle, ca. 1862

This record was added to Maine Memory Network through the efforts of a student at Spruce Mountain High School.


Freeland S. Holmes used this belt buckle while serving as a surgeon with the 6th Maine Regiment of Volunteers during the Civil War.

From Foxcroft, Freeland married Caroline Ann Washburn of Livermore. Caroline was the sister of Maine's Civil War governor Israel Washburn, Jr.

Freeland died in service in 1863, leaving Caroline a widow with their two children, Frank and Fanny.

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About This Item

  • Title: Civil War belt buckle, ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1862
  • Subject Date: circa 1862
  • Media: Brass
  • Dimensions: 5.7 cm x 8.4 cm x 0.3 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Washburn Norlands Living History Center
290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME 04253
(207) 897-4366

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