CSBP 1. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
This “Atlanta Arsenal”style CSA Rectangular Belt Plate is simply stunning with no ground action at all and a smooth milk chocolate brown patina. Verbal provenance of East Tennessee.
CSBP 2. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
Here is the best looking “Tennessee” pattern CSA Rectangle I have had in a long time. A real “cream puff” as Larry Hicklen would say. Found in 1970 on an old farm in New Market, Alabama which is right on the Tennessee-Alabama State Line. A perfect “10”.
CSBP 3. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.
Large size “Wishbone” Frame Buckle in very good condition. Dug Northern Va.
CSBP 4. Excavated Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.
Thick “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA dug at Ooltewah, TN. by Charlie Harris. Note the pieces of wood intentionally placed under the hooks. A great representative example.
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 Sword Belt Buckle.
The “Richmond Arsenal” interlocking CS Belt Buckle is most often associated with Lee’s Army of Northern VA. but this particular example was dug near Chattanooga, TN. Possibly lost by one of Gen. James Longstreet’s men that reinforced Bragg’s Army of Tennessee in September of 1863. Both pieces were dug together and match perfectly. Ex. Charlie Harris Collection.
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 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. Dug Shoulder Belt Plate.
Dug in a Mississippi and Alabama Troops Camp near Chattanooga, TN. This oval plate is constructed of stamped brass and is in excellent condition. A typical early Southern Volunteer Accoutrement Plate. Ex. Charlie Harris Collection.
$250.00 HOLD J.W.
CSBP 11. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s CSA Belt Plate from Chattanooga, TN.
Here is one to hang on to, an outstanding excavated example of the “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA Belt Plate. Note the sharp edges and detail. The letters stand out from a distance. Comes with a 1993 dated letter of authenticity from the late Steve Mullinax. Dug back in the day near Chattanooga, TN. An absolute beauty!
CSBP 12. Dug Confederate Saber Belt Buckle Tongue.
Perfect condition. Dug North of Richmond, VA. near North Anna by Alvin Whitbeck.
CSBP 13. Excavated Confederate Saber Belt Buckle.
Another untouched Richmond Arsenal two-piece CS dug near Brandy Station, VA. This one was also found together and matches perfectly. Note the fabulous green and brown patina.
CSBP 14. Dug Confederate Cavalryman’s Carbine Sling Buckle.
Superb Condition. Dug near Shelbyville, TN. by Dwayne Davis.
CSBP 15. 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 16. Dug Confederate Sheet Brass Belt Plate.
Produced by Southern Workshops early in the war. These flimsy rectangular plates did not hold up well on campaign and were gradually replaced by sturdier patterns. Dug by Charlie Harris in a Confederate Camp that was overrun by Federal Cavalry in Sweeten’s Cove, TN.
$295.00 HOLD J.W.
CSBP 17. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s “Heavy” Frame Buckle.
Another outstanding Confederate Belt Buckle. This type features the wide teeth and is very thick and heavy compared to the other Frame Buckle variants. Mint condition with a slick, emerald green patina. Dug near Richmond, VA.
CSBP 18. Dug U.S. Militia Accoutrement Belt Plate.
Extremely rare lead filled oval Belt Plate. Provenance uncertain. Dug long ago, most likely in Virginia and once part of George Kegerreis’ extensive collection. I cannot emphasize how rare this buckle is. Most likely worn by a Confederate early in the war.
CSBP 19. 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 20. Excavated Confederate “Baby Wishbone” Frame Buckle.
The rarest of the “Wishbone” or “Fork Tongue” pattern Accoutrement Belt Buckles worn by Confederate Enlisted Men. The buckle has a small period break at the bottom and some belt stress bends. Dug near Petersburg,VA. and in as found condition with the dirt still on it.