CSBP 1. Excavated Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
Rare Leech and Rigdon pattern CS Oval with 11 stars. Condition is superb. Dug near Thomasville, NC. in 2010. Thomasville saw heavy Confederate traffic. Here is a quote from a history of Thomasville,” What once served as a major artery carrying volunteers to the seat of war now represented the last leg of a long journey home for veterans of both the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of Tennessee. Soldiers after receiving their parole, would often spend the night in Thomasville, since it was a full day’s walk from Greensboro for the foot-sore veterans. One account describes many Confederate soldiers throwing off their uniforms and boiling them in large kettles. Others contend that paroled troops would acquire new clothing and then burn their disease-infested uniforms. Men of the Ninth Tennessee remember making their way through Thomasville, hiding fragments of their regimental flag on their persons to avoid surrendering to the Union at Greensboro.” More detailed provenance will be provided to the buyer.
CSBP 2. Excavated Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
Dug long ago along Gen. Braxton Bragg’s. Duck River Line near Tullahoma, TN. Absolutely flawless face with a beautiful Chocolate brown patina. Some research indicates that these were produced early in the war in Nashville, TN. Catch hook on back broken and no doubt why this rare Confederate Buckle was discarded.
CSBP 3. Excavated Georgia Militia Cartridge Box Plate.
Here is a beauty. Just look at the flawless face of this dug plate. Backside is also very nice. Provenance of Northern Virginia.
CSBP 4. 6th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Belt Plate.
These rare plates were manufactured by a railroad workshop at Burlington, NC. to outfit the local 6th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. Condition is superb with two of the attachment hooks intact. Dug in a North Carolina State Troops camp near McDowell, WV.
CSBP 5. Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
Scarce to find non excavated, this “Atlanta Arsenal” style CSA Belt Plate is in great condition with an untouched deep bronze patina. A perfect candidate for a belt or to display on it’s own. This is a killer non dug plate.
$4500.00 HOLD M.H.
CSBP 6. Confederate Officer’s Sword Belt.
Rare and untouched, this large pattern tongue and wreath buckle is found only in the wake of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Rarity 8 according to Steve Mulinax on page 19 of his Confederate Buckle Book. This is not an enlisted man’s “Richmond style” tongue and wreath pattern as you most commonly see but definitely an officer’s. Note the oak leaf pattern on wreath. Belt is unquestionably original to the buckle and is supple with no flaking whatsoever.
CSBP 7. South Carolina Militia Belt Plate.
Immaculate, pristine and flawless. If you are looking for a rare small size South Carolina Oval Buckle for your collection, here it is. This one actually has the soldier’s name scratched neatly in the lead on the back. I can make out what appears to be “J.A. Wallace”. I have not had the time to look him up but that could be a fruitful project for the purchaser. It doesn’t get any better than this.
CSBP 8. 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 9. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Accoutrement Belt Plate.
Flawless, excavated and double struck “Breckinridge” Pattern Confederate Belt Plate. Verbal provenance of North Georgia, possibly Chickamauga Campaign. This buckle is a “10”. Investment grade.
CSBP 10. Louisiana Militia Belt Plate.
This is the most commonly encountered Louisiana Buckle, issued to enlisted men in the infantry. These have been excavated in Western and Eastern Theatre sites. Condition is excellent.
CSBP 11. Confederate “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA Accoutrement Belt.
One of the best examples known of the iconic Western Theatre CSA. Untouched in every way. Patina on buckle is that desirable deep mustard color and the original Confederate belt is supple with no flaking at all. This is an investment grade Confederate Enlisted Man’s Accoutrement Belt. Ex Gary Bisacky Collection.
CSBP 12. Dug Confederate Saber Belt Buckle.
Good looking CS two-piece buckle with a nice olive green patina. Verbal provenance of Five Forks, VA.
CSBP 13. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s “Wishbone” Belt Buckle.
Relatively common large size example with a sea green patina and light use bends. Dug on Brandy Station, VA. Battlefield.
CSBP 14. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.
Scarce smaller pattern with wider teeth also known as a “Baby” or “Cavalry Frame” buckle. Excellent condition. Provenance unknown.
CSBP 15. Confederate Enlisted Man’s large size “Wishbone” Frame Buckle.
Untouched example with a pea green patina. Dug near Harper’s Ferry, VA.
CSBP 16. State Militia Belt Buckle Wreath.
Non excavated wreath that may possibly fit a South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky or Alabama tongue. There are also Federal Militia patterns that it may match as well.