Posted 6 years ago
This Belt and Picture is of my Great Great Grandfather Joshua M. Smelser who served in the Confederate Army out of Bedford County Va. He was a 2nd Lieutenant. He was captured in the battle of Sailors Greek and takened prisoner. He was in prison in Old Capital Prison Washington DC. and was later released when the war ended. He lived in Jeffersonville Indiana till he died. The Belt has been in our family since my mom was a teenager which would have been in the 1920's. She got it from her aunt who lived in Evansville Indiana. She told me that his Confederate uniform was in a barn at her aunts at one time too. Don,t know what happened to that.