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 South Carolina Militia Belt Plate.
Scarce 1850’s Panel Plate variant. Note thin fronds on Palmetto Tree. Condition is excellent and untouched with the dirt still clinging to it. Belt catch possibly reattached but appears original to the plate. This type is illustrated on page 209 (Plate 383) of Mullinax’s Confederate Belt Plates Reference Book. Dug in Charleston, SC.
CSBP 3. Excavated Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
Just out of the ground. This scarce solid cast brass “Port Hudson” style CS Belt Plate was dug just two weeks ago by David Wright in a yard near Dallas, GA. Totally untouched.
$3950.00 HOLD R.B.
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. Excavated Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.
Here is a beauty. An untouched “Gutter Back” Frame Buckle dug in the Shenandoah Valley near Fort Defiance, Virginia.
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. Dug Confederate Belt Plate.
Top of the line example with stark black paint in the background and a stunning green patina. Dug long ago by Larry Pistol near Tunnel Hill, GA.
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 Leech and Rigdon Saber/Sword Belt Buckle Tongue.
Perfect condition with no bends or repairs. Has a great look and might fit your wreath. Dug at Port Hudson, LA.
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. Dug Confederate Saddle Shield.
Killer early dug condition. Provenance of Northern, VA.
CSBP 12. Dug U.S. Breast Plate converted to a Belt Plate by the Confederate Arsenal.
Extremely rare Confederate Conversion. This type is pictured on page 49 (plate 076) of Steve Mullinax’s Confederate Belt Buckle Reference Book. Condition is superb, though missing one hook which is no doubt why it was discarded. These conversions were done early in the war out of sheer necessity. The same arsenal that produced the pewter CSA rectangular buckles also made these conversions. Possibly in Nashville, TN. Dug at Iuka, MS. by John Gilmore.
CSBP 13. Dug Confederate Sword Belt Buckle.
This is a fabulous looking Richmond Arsenal 2 Piece CS. The tongue was dug by the late Albert Jewell near Wilmington, NC. He purchased a perfectly fitting dug wreath which subsequently was colored by Leonard Short to match the tongue. This buckle looks great and is 100% authentic with no repairs.
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. Dug Maryland Militia Belt Plate.
This plate is more rare than most collectors realize. Condition is excellent with full lead and no repairs or monkey business. A beautiful Maryland Militia Coat Button loaded with gold was also dug with the buckle on the same day by Kyle Proffit near the June, 1862 Gaines Mill, Va. Battlefield in an area occupied by the 2nd Maryland Infantry Regiment, CSA.
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. Height of belt loop and outer diameter of wreath is 50 mm. Inner diameter is 35 mm.