Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

 CSBP 1. South Carolina Militia Belt.

Rare South Carolina Oval Belt Plate on it’s original leather belt. Condition is simply magnificent. Note the rich patina on the plate. I don’t recall ever seeing one of these being offered for sale.



 CSBP 2. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Excellent example of the “Atlanta Arsenal” style CSA Rectangular Buckle. This fine Confederate relic is untouched with no ground action at all. They don’t get much nicer than this. Provenance uncertain.



CSBP 3. 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 4. Confederate Officer’s Sword Belt by Louis and Elijah Haiman, Columbus, GA.

Rare even by Confederate standards and untouched on the condition scale. These stylish rigs accompanied very fine officer’s swords also manufactured by the Haiman Brothers. This particular belt is totally untouched and has been in a fine private collection for many years. A perfect compliment to your Haiman sword or Confederate Uniform.



 CSBP 5. Excavated 6th North Carolina Infantry Belt Plate.

If you like dug Confederate relics, here is a jewel that was found in 2013 at the site of a pipeline installation in downtown Fredericksburg, VA. by Junior Nestor. Condition is just as it was found with the dirt still on it and the slick green patina showing through. The 6th NC Volunteer Infantry was a very hard fought unit and one of the few that had their own designated belt plate. These were made for the regiment by a North Carolina Railroad machine shop.




 CSBP 6. Louisiana “Pelican with Rays” Militia Belt Plate.

Extremely rare in any condition. This is probably the most desirable and aesthetically beautiful of all Louisiana Belt Plates. Patina is untouched, condition is superb.



 CSBP 7. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

The best thing about this rectangular CSA Belt Plate, other than it being a stunning example, is the provenance. The late John Sease kept meticulous records on numbered file cards for each of his buckles. This one reads “Found Caroline County, VA. on New Post Road outside (hwy) 1 S.E. of Fredericksburg”. He also noted that he paid $1200.00 for it in 1989.




 CSBP 8. Dug Virginia Militia Belt Plate.

Rarely encountered in this kind of condition. Virtually no ground action but missing attachment bar and tongue which was no doubt left in the hole. Provenance of Northern VA.



 CSBP 9. Army of Tennessee Belt Plate found on the Chickamauga Battlefield in 1886.

An untouched beauty with all of it’s original black enamel paint in the background and a rich bronze patina. The ancient brown ink tag on the back reads “Found on Chickamauga Battlefield by Geo. W. Barnes Jr. Sept. 21, 1886″. This is the actual buckle pictured in Albaugh and Simmons’ early Confederate reference book.



 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. New Orleans “Washington Artillery” Militia Belt Plate.

Perfect condition, this type has “N.O.” at bottom, most likely made for the 5 companies of the Washington Artillery. Some of these are noted with the “We defend our Rights” motto above the pelican. Rare in non excavated condition.



 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.

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. Dug Confederate “Coin Style” CS Wreath.

Recently excavated near Charleston, SC. Belt loop has small broken section that can be repaired. Ready to be mated with the “coin style” CS Tongue.