CSBP 1. Identified Confederate Cavalryman’s Saber Belt Rig.
High quality Richmond Arsenal Belt with original Saber Hangers and very sharp Richmond Tongue and Wreath CS Belt Buckle tentatively identified to a “G.B. Wright, Co. F, 3rd VA. Cavalry”. This information is written on a tag attached to the belt. Steve Mullinax had this belt in his collection for many years and any additional details of the attribution was lost with Steve’s passing away a few months ago. The leather is supple and the hangers are original to the belt. One of the small brass hanger loops is a replacement. There is some separation of the stitching on that hanger strap as well. Some minor tweaking would rectify these minor issues. As it is, this is a very fine Confederate Cavalryman’s Saber Belt.
CSBP 2. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
Unbelievable condition with no ground action whatsoever. This Army of Tennessee CS rounded corner plate was dug in 1970 by Henry Fox at the site of Camp Shorter near Mobile Alabama on Halls Mill Creek. Note “spun” hooks. Comes with a Steve Mullinax Certificate of Authenticity.
CSBP 3. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.
Rare “U-Tongue” Frame Buckle in fantastic condition. There are two variants of this type, one with a wire tongue and this example with the even more scarce cast tongue. Dug between Columbia and Charleston, SC.
CSBP 4. Dug Pewter CSA Belt Plate.
Rare early war plate dug at Sweeten’s Cove, TN. by Charlie Harris. These were brittle and prone to break. A third of this plate is missing and despite great effort, the other piece has not been recovered. The patina is unbelievable and this buckle displays like a champ despite being broken. Someone out there has the other piece.
CSBP 5. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.
Scarce “Heavy Frame” Buckle with the wide teeth dug near Richmond, VA. Excellent condition.
CSBP 6. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.
Perfect large size “Wishbone” Frame Buckle. Note initials lightly scratched onto face. Dug near Harrisonburg, VA.
CSBP 7. Excavated Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
This good looking CS “Rope Border” Oval Belt Plate is made of die-stamped sheet brass and was dug by Charlie Harris near Corinth, MS. It is featured on page 76 of his reference book “Relics of the Western Theater”. Totally untouched since it was dug.
CSBP 8. 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 9. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
Fine looking “Atlanta Arsenal” style CSA Rectangular Belt Plate in superb condition. The pictures do not do this buckle justice. You can see the “CSA” clear across the room. On the reverse you can see where the front hook was pulled apart violently and broken. Dug near Butler Creek, MS. South of Jackson.
CSBP 10. Confederate Grouping from the family of Fontaine Watts Mahood, 2nd Lieut. Co. G, 24th VA. Infantry and Co. A of Otey’s Battery, 13th VA. Artillery Battalion.
This grouping surfaced recently in Greensboro, Alabama and consists of Fontaine W. Mahood’s original Richmond Arsenal Belt and several UCV and USCV medals along with a genealogical book concerning the family. The Confederate notes came with the collection but are being offered separately. Mahood originally enlisted as a private in Co.G, of the 24th VA. Infantry on May 2nd, 1861. He was eventually promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of said regiment. Mahood fought with the regiment at the Battle First Manassas and the Battle of Williamsburg. On May 10, 1862 Mahood was discharged from the 24th (reason unknown) and re-enlisted as a Corporal of Co. A, Otey’s Battery, 13th Light Artillery Battalion. This unit served in Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee. Sometime after the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain, the battery was summoned to the defense of Petersburg where it served with distinction, Particularly at the Battle of the Crater. Mahood survived the war and eventually wrote a History of the Confederate Commissary Dept. Mahood was also active in UCV affairs and his son of the same namesake became Chief Historian of the United Sons of Confederate Veterans. Mahood died post 1900 in Washington, DC. His Grandson married into a Greensboro Alabama family and hence the origin of the estate. The CS Richmond Arsenal Buckle is on it’s original belt. One end of the belt has a repair where it evidently wore through at the belt loop. The medals are all reunion era and are in great condition. There is a small silk Confederate Flag in the grouping which is frayed. More research can be conducted on this interesting Confederate Family but I will leave that to the buyer.
CSBP 11. Dug Confederate Saber Belt Buckle Tongue.
Perfect condition. Dug North of Richmond, VA. near North Anna by Alvin Whitbeck.
CSBP 12. Dug Confederate Pewter Belt Plate.
Scarce Confederate Pewter Belt Plate with soldered on iron wire hooks. Condition is superb. Identical to the two plates pictured on page 93 of Lon W. Keim’s “Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates” book. This one was dug by Tedford Coln on private property South of the Shiloh, TN. Battlefield.
CSBP 13. Dug Confederate Sword Belt Buckle Wreath.
This Army of Northern Virginia Two-Piece CS Wreath was dug near Richmond, VA. by Alvin Whitbeck and can fit several variants of CS Tongues including the Script “CS”.
CSBP 14. Confederate Sword Belt Buckle by Leech and Rigdon of Memphis, TN.
Very nice non excavated example of the early war Memphis Novelty Works two piece CS buckle. These were issued with various swords that were also made by this West Tennessee firm. Condition is superb and untouched. Much less common that the Richmond Arsenal counterparts.
CSBP 15. Dug Confederate Saber Belt Buckle Tongue.
Scarce Leech and Rigdon plain faced tongue dug in Middle TN. Perfect condition and ready for your wreath.