Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

 CSBP 1. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

They don’t get much better than this example. These stamped brass plates were issued to the Army of Tennessee and did not hold up that well due to the brazed on telegraph wire hooks. When encountered these plates are usually bent up, cracked or broken. No repairs or alterations whatsoever. This fine Confederate Buckle was dug in Middle Tennessee.



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

Another great looking Confederate Buckle. This type was also issued to the Army of Tennessee in quantity and is one of the most attractive patterns. Known as the Army of Tennessee “Round Corner” CS. Patina is slick with no ground action at all. Buckle has an attractive olive green patina with traces of black enamel paint in the recesses. Provenance uncertain.



 CSBP 3. Dug South Carolina Militia Belt Plate.

This rare South Carolina Buckle is in remarkable condition and was dug many years ago in Northern Virginia by George Nance. No rim damage and belt hooks intact. Full lead as well. Face has some minor blemishes that don’t look nearly as bad when buckle is in hand. This one is the small variant, same size as it’s M-1839 US counterpart.



 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 Confederate Officer’s Sword Belt Buckle Wreath.

You know how rare and desirable this 11 Star CS Buckle is. Someone out there has a CS Tongue that will fit this wreath. The patina is untouched. Dug in Selma Alabama which is where these late war buckles were cast. 

$5500.00 HOLD J.B.


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

A fine example of the classic “Army of Tennessee” solid cast brass CS Belt Plate. All attachment hooks intact. Dug near Tullahoma, TN. by Al Durkee.



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”. Diameter of opening is 30 mm.



 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.



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

A classic “Rope Border” CS Oval Belt plate made of stamped brass. Buckle does have some repair work, expertly done by the way. Great patina. Provenance uncertain but definitely Western Theatre.



CSBP 17. Excavated Oval Militia Belt Plate.

Early 1812 era plate in very good condition though missing attachment hooks. Dug in the Confederate Camps near Fairfield TN.



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

Nice looking small size “Beveled Frame” Belt Buckle in great condition. Found in Gen. Hardee’s 1863 Winter Camp, Tullahoma TN.



CSBP 19. 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 20. Army of Tennessee Enlisted Man’s Accoutrement Belt. 

This great looking “Round Corner” CS Belt Plate and original leather belt have been together since they were issued. Most Confederate Belts you encounter are marriages to Yankee leather. This one is not. Condition is excellent. Buckle has a beautiful untouched patina. Belt is pliable but does show it’s age. There is something written on the inside but I can’t make it out. Ex. Jerry Fertitta Collection.



 CSBP 21. Dug “Clinch Rifles” Bridle Rosette.

An extremely rare relic from one of Augusta Georgia’s elite Militia Units. Found at a Clinch Rifles ( Co. A, 5th Ga. inf.) Campsite by the late Joe Gibson near Savannah, GA. and featured in the North South Trader Magazine. A copy of the article is included.