Description: White crochet belt / sash with brass buckle. Buckle is round with a laurel-wreath border and an eagle in the center. The eagle is looking toward the right, and is seated on what looks like a naval anchor, cannon and a pile of six grapeshots. The eagle is encircled by 13 stars. No marks on the reverse.
Description: Historical Note: This Civil War-era buckle likely belonged to George T. Boardman. Doctor George Thomason Boardman was born in London, England, April 14, 1827, and emigrated to the United States in 1841. He became a dentist, receiving his professional education at Cincinnati Dental College. In 1850, Dr. Boardman moved to Austin, Texas, where he married Frances E. Goodrich on November 10, 1859. They had four children, Mary Goodrich, John Sterling, Anna Thourton, and Berta Kate. On March 15, 1862, Dr. Boardman enlisted in the Confederate army. He served in the 16th Texas Infantry and participated in the Trans-Mississippi campaign. Dr. Boardman returned to Austin in May 1865 and resumed his dental practice there. He died in Austin June 18, 1884, and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery.
Description: Related Collection: Berta Boardman Maxcy collection at the Texas State Archives.
Citation information: ATF0200, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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