Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

CSBP 1. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Excellent condition. Dug near Huntsville, AL. This is the very plate pictured on the cover of Mullinax’s Confederate Buckle Book.



CSBP 2. Excavated Confederate Saber Belt Buckle.

This tongue and wreath CS was found together near Rixeyville, VA. Perfect condition. Fantastic patina.



CSBP 3. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.

Very nice and untouched Large size “Wisbone” Frame buckle that was dug at Varina, VA. near Richmond.



CSBP 4. Dug North Carolina Militia Sword Belt Buckle.

Beautiful Buckle. Wreath and tongue dug within a few miles of each other by different diggers near Fredericksburg, VA. Match is perfect in both fit and color. One of the rarest of the Southern State Buckles.


CSBP 5. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Fantastic looking face. Attachment hooks missing on back. Provenance unknown.


CSBP 6. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Killer example with sharp edges and no damage at all. A “10”. Verbal provenance of East Tennessee.



CSBP 7. Confederate Enlisted Man’s large size “Wishbone” Frame Buckle.

Untouched example with a pea green patina. Dug near Harper’s Ferry, VA.



CSBP 8. Dug Louisiana Militia Belt Plate.

Rare Louisiana “Pelican with rays” stamped brass belt plate that was evidently modified by the soldier in the field. Before being abandoned, someone trimmed two sides of the border with scissors or a knife. No repairs whatsoever. This is a great looking plate that tells us something about a Louisiana soldier’s necessity and pride in his State. Dug in the early 1960’s by Ronnie Wallace. Louisiana Troops Camp. Spotsylvania County, VA.



CSBP 9. Dug Georgia Militia Cartridge Box Plate.

Stone mint. Dug near Fredericksburg, VA.



CSBP 10. Dug U.S. Militia “Star” Panel Plate.

Excellent condition with a killer patina. Most likely Confederate worn and dug near Lewisburg, TN. These plates are rarely encountered in excavated condition.



CSBP 11. Dug Confederate Saddle Shield.

Excellent condition. Dug by Bob Shelton near Fort Griffin, TX.



 CSBP 12. Confederate Enlisted Man’s Waist Belt.

Stunning condition and absolutely untouched. This Atlanta Arsenal belt and buckle has been together since it was issued over 150 years ago. Straight out of a 40+ year collection in which there were three CSA Belt Rigs. This one was the finest of the lot and one of the best in existence.




 CSBP 13.  Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Beautiful Eleven Star CS that was dug 5 years ago near High Point, NC. This one has a beautiful light green patina.



CSBP 14. Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Deep untouched patina on this unusual variant of the Atlanta Arsenal CSA Rectangular Buckle. The main belt hook broke off long ago because of thin casting or an air bubble in the brass. Fortunately the buckle was not discarded and was probably kept by the soldiers family for posterity. Ex. John Sease Collection.