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Belt with Buckle

Unknown place made
Origin Date:
metal, animal
overall: 1 7/16 in x 21 5/8 in x 1/8 in
Item ID:
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
Three-dimensional Objects


This military leather belt with metal buckle was used by John E. Wilkins of Vigo County, Indiana, during his service in the 11th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment and in the 16th Regiment Indiana Infantry. For more information see the curated grouping, "A Civil War Soldier: John E. Wilkins of Vigo County, Indiana" on the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection website at http://www.lincolncollection.org/collection/curated-groupings/category/john-e-wilkins/ Several more items from Wilkins' military service are in this collection: Zouave jacket, 71.2009.082.0522; Officer's sash, 71.2009.082.0700; Epaulets, 71.2009.082.0715; Part of sword belt, 71.2009.082.0716; Civil War blanket pin, 71.2009.082.1718; Wadsworth Pipe razor, 71.2009.082.0720a-c; Morely & Sons Silver Steel Razors 71.2009.082.0721a-c; Mess kit spoon, 71.2009.082.0719; Crepe worn during Lincoln's funeral events, 71.2009.082.0048; John E. Wilkins photograph taken later in life, LN-2595; 1855 Indiana State Fair ribbon, 71.2009.082.0208; 1860 Indiana State Fair ribbon, 71.2009.082.0209; Three volume diary and other paper artifacts are housed at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum