Civil War Sword and Officer’s Belt of Capt. R.R. Wallace – 74th Ohio Inf. and 9th USC Heavy Artillery
– This fine example of a Model 1850 Field and Staff Officer’s sword, accompanied by a superior quality officer’s belt, carried and worn by Capt. Russell Ross Wallace who initially enlisted as a private, then quickly was elevated to the rank of Sergeant and later commissioned at the rank of Captain, in the 74th Ohio Infantry; in the Fall of 1864, Captain Wallace became an officer, remaining at the rank of Captain, in the 9th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery.
The belt is a high quality example, constructed of a fine grade of bridle leather, with decorative stitching. The M1851, cast Eagle Belt plate, is stamped, on the back “Evans & Hassall / Philadelphia” – this company was formed, just before the Civil War, by two former employees of Horstmann. We will supply the buyer with any and all of the research we have conducted on Capt. Wallace, as well as the complete provenance and “descent” of the haversack and ditty bag, through the family to today; this descent is completely and irrefutably documented.
Robert Ross Wallace
|Residence was not listed; 25 years old. Enlisted on 2/10/1862 as a Private. On 2/10/1862 he mustered into “K” Co. OH 74th Infantry He was discharged for promotion on 10/7/1864 Promotions: * Sergt 2/28/1862 Other Information: Member of GAR Post # 105 (T. Lyle Dickey) in Pontiac, IL died 8/13/1918 (Middle name Ross.)
74th OH Infantry
Robert R. Wallace
|Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 11/1/1864 at Nashville, TN as a Captain. On 11/1/1864 he was commissioned into “C” Co. US CT 9th Heavy Artillery (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment)
9th UC Heavy Artillery
UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS. - 9th REGIMENT HEAVY ARTILLERY