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Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

CSBP 1. Excavated Confederate Saber Belt Buckle.

This really nice “Richmond Arsenal” CS Tongue and Wreath Belt Buckle was found together and was dug near Winchester, VA. Perfect matching patina. These buckles were used primarily by Enlisted Cavalrymen though officers of all branches were also issued these buckles on their belts.



 CSBP 2. Confederate “Richmond Arsenal” Saber Belt Buckle.

Non excavated. An outstanding example of this thickly cast tongue and wreath variant. Beautiful deep bronze patina. Totally untouched. They don’t get much better than this. Originally purchased from the famous and quite likeable Rafael Eledge of Shiloh Relics.



 CSBP 3. Extremely rare Confederate Enlisted Man’s “Heavy Frame” Buckle on it’s original Accoutrement Belt. Identified to Private W.R. Barnett, Co. E, 5th Tennessee Cavalry.

The first thing that stands out is the quality and untouched nature of this fine Confederate Belt, straight out of the family and never before on the market. Note the Thick and heavy Beveled Frame Buckle. I have never seen one of these on it’s original belt before. The leather belt itself is supple and in fantastic condition. The Percussion Cap Box is a bit rough with broken hand stitched belt loops. Possibly Confederate made. The belt is accompanied by three bound compendiums of the “Confederate Veteran” Magazine dated 1912 to 1917. A nice handwritten presentation to Barnett of these volumes by his family is on the frontispiece of the first volume. The magazines were obviously cherished by Barnett and he saved ferns and oak leaves within some magazine pages, no doubt as souvenirs of special reunions or battlefield visits. I have yet to research Barnett’s War Record in the Army of Tennessee’s 5th Cavalry (McKenzie’s) Regiment. He ended up as a Reverend here in Knoxville TN. and is most likely also buried here. He was very active in the UCV Organization. Very rarely do you see pure and unmolested groupings like this surface.



CSBP 4. Excavated Confederate Cast Brass Wreath for a Virginia Militia Officer’s Sword Belt Buckle.

Excellent condition. Typical local casting with flaws. This wreath fits the Virginia State patterns on page 229 of Steve Mullinax’s Confederate Buckle Book. Provenance of Northern VA. Measurements forthcoming.



CSBP 5. Excavated Louisiana Militia Belt Plate.

Excellent looking plate with a great looking face. Soldered on hooks are missing but most of lead fill is intact. Verbal provenance of Vicksburg MS. area.



 CSBP 6. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s “Heavy” Frame Belt Buckle.

One of the scarcer patterns of the so called “Georgia Frame” Buckle. This variant is known for it’s thick casting and wide beveled tongues. Slick green patina. Provenance uncertain.



 CSBP 7. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Scarce Army of Northern Virginia lead filled CS “Egg” Oval Belt Plate with telegraph wire hooks (one is intact). Slick chocolate brown patina and strong “CS” stamp. Provenance uncertain. This buckle was on display for years in the Decatur, Alabama Civil War Museum.



CSBP 8. Confederate “Army of Tennessee” Waist Belt And Buckle.

Confederate belts are scarce. The leather belt is in great condition. The buckle is very nice as well with a mellow patina. This type was issued in quantity to the Western Theater Armies and is thought to have been produced in Columbus GA. Displays like a champ!

$4995.00 HOLD J.F.


CSBP 9. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Classic “Army of Tennessee” Cast Brass CS Belt Plate with a green patina and traces of original black paint in the background. Verbal provenance of Middle TN. This is a very good example that displays like a champ.  



CSBP 10. Excavated Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.

Large size Confederate “Wishbone” Frame Buckle in flawless condition. Provenance uncertain.



CSBP 11. Richmond Arsenal “CS” Saber Belt Rig.

An outstanding Confederate artifact. Leather belt is supple and still retains brass sword hanger clip. Stitching is original and tight. The buckle is first class as well with an untouched deep mustard patina. 



CSBP 12. Dug Confederate “Palmetto Armory” Wreath.

Extremely rare South Carolina Wreath with long decorated belt loop. Note “P” and what appears to be an “A” or another “P” stamped into the inset. Dug at the site of the Palmetto Armory in Columbia SC. I have no idea what kind of tongue will fit it but I imagine it is a similarly crude South Carolina Palmetto tongue with a tall belt loop. I know it is out there somewhere. If you can match this one up, you will have one hell of a rare South Carolina Sword Belt Buckle.



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

Rare medium size “Wishbone” Frame Buckle in excellent condition. These are very hard to find. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Sam Padgett Collection.



CSBP 14. Outstanding and extremely rare Confederate Officer’s Sword Belt Plate.

This rare CS Sword Belt Plate was dug in Virginia. An article was written up on it by Dennis Cox which is published in an issue of the North South Trader Civil War Magazine. More info on that later. This example is second only in condition to the one in Mickey Keim’s collection which was found at Bermuda Hundred VA. and is pictured in Steve Mullinax’s Buckle Book on page 72. There are only four examples of this buckle known to exist.



 CSBP 15. Confederate Sword Belt Buckle.

One of several variants of the “Richmond Arsenal” Tongue and Wreath CS Sword Belt Buckles. Condition is superb and non excavated with an untouched deep mustard patina. Used primarily by Cavalry and Artillery enlisted men as well as officers.



CSBP 16. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.

Scarce “Double Tongue” Frame Buckle in excellent condition. Note how soldier modified the tips of the tongues, probably to keep belt from sliding. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley Collection.



CSBP 17. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

A beautiful “Atlanta Arsenal” rectangular C.S.A. in flawless condition. This scarce sub variant has small pointed belt hooks. Found long ago at Tunnel Hill GA. Consignor has had this one in his collection for a very long time and his price is firm.



CSBP 18. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Fantastic early dug example of the stamped brass CS “Egg” oval belt buckle. Loosely patterned after the M-1839 US Belt Plate. Slick chocolate brown patina and intact remnants of the iron wire hooks on the reverse. This one is a screamer with verbal provenance of Gen. Braxton Bragg’s 1863 Duck River Line, Middle Tennessee. 



CSBP 19. Dug Leech and Rigdon Plain Sword Belt Tongue. 

This type is fairly common and fits the typical Leech and Rigdon wreath. Provenance uncertain.



CSBP 20. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Wow…this is one heck of a nice Confederate “Standard” Frame Belt Buckle. I love the patina. Provenance has been lost but it was once on display at the Decatur Alabama Civil War Museum.



CSBP 21. Dug Confederate “Rounded Corner” CSA Belt Plate.

This is the only known surviving example of this unusual CSA Variant. Pictured in Steve Mullinax’s Confederate Belt Buckle Book on page 61, it is described as “A rare and distinctly different CSA plate with rounded corners and well shaped letters. Note it’s small size (45 mm x 64 mm) and the proximity of the belt hooks to the edges”. Fantastic patina. Dug long ago by Bill Jarvis near Fredericksburg VA.



CSBP 22. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Flawless Stamped Brass “Breckinridge” CS Belt Plate with a killer chocolate brown patina. Provenance uncertain. Extremely hard to find in this condition.



CSBP 23. Dug Confederate “Sardine Lid” Belt Plate.

Rare Western Theater variant with the larger and more slender CS letters. Note bench #107 stamped at the top. One of the soldered on hooks fell off while I was photographing the plate so it does indeed have all three belt hooks present. Dug in a yard near Lawrenceburg TN. I purchased this plate directly from the digger.



CSBP 24. Standard Confederate Enlistedman’s “Georgia” Frame Belt Buckle.

Outstanding condition with no ground action and a nice looking patina. Provenance unknown.



CSBP 25. Dug Confederate Sword Belt Buckle produced by Leech and Rigdon.

Dug together, not a marriage. Slick matching green patina on both tongue and wreath. A beautiful buckle. Found at Arkansas Post in 1986.