Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

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

Excellent condition. Dug near Huntsville, AL. This is the very plate pictured on the cover of Mullinax’s Confederate Buckle Book.



CSBP 2. South Carolina Militia Belt Plate.

Another beautiful, non excavated South Carolina Buckle featuring the Palmetto State Seal Motif. This stamped brass version was issued with a linen or buff leather belt and even though it predates the Civil War, many examples have been excavated on Civil War camp sites and battlefields. Condition is superb with great detail and a rich, untouched patina. Belt attachment bar is missing on back but tongue is present.



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. South Carolina Militia Belt Plate.

Rare, small size South Carolina Accoutrement Belt Plate in flawless condition. Totally untouched with a fabulous patina.



 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.

$3495.00 HOLD D.B.

CSBP 8. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.

This is an excellent example of the large size Confederate “Wishbone” or “Forked Tongue” Frame Buckle.Dug in Hardee’s 1863 Winter Camp near Tullahoma, TN.



 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.

$4500.00  HOLD K.G.


CSBP 10. Dug Confederate Saddle Shield.

Crude brass variant with “CS”stamped off center. Provenance of Middle TN.




 CSBP 11.  Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Beautiful Eleven Star CS that was dug 5 years ago near High Point, NC. This one has a beautiful light green patina.



 CSBP 12. Confederate Enlisted Man’s Waist Belt.

Untouched Confederate belt with it’s original Atlanta Arsenal style Belt Plate. You can see the shadow of the rectangular plate on the belt which lets us know they have been together for a century and a half. The buckle itself is flawless. They belt is supple with no repairs. A very respectable example.



 CSBP 13. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s “Gutterback” Frame Buckle.

Flawless example that was dug in March of 1985 on Route 3, Four miles west of Fredericksburg, VA. in Spotsylvania County. Ex. John Sease Collection.



 CSBP 14. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s “Wishbone” Belt Buckle.

CSBP 15. 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 16. Dug Vicksburg Sharp Shooters Sword Belt Buckle.

Off the charts rare Mississippi Buckle. Most likely worn by officers of the regiment ( Co. E, 12th Mississippi Vol. Infantry Regt.). Tongue was dug on the Seven Pines Battlefield (private property) and the wreath was dug near Orange, VA. Even though the buckle is a marriage, it fits perfectly and the patina is a very close match.



CSBP 17. Dug Confederate “Standard” Frame Buckle.

Flawless…immaculate…slick brown patina. Dug near Chancellorsville, VA.



 CSBP 18. Excavated Confederate Cavalryman’s Carbine Sling Buckle.

Distinctive buckle with a squared middle bar. Has similarities to Confederate Frame Buckles and is same type as shown on page 311 of Lon Keim’s Confederate buckle book. Perfect condition and quite rare. Provenance of Southern MD. 1862 Antietam Campaign.



CSBP 19. Dug Confederate “Beveled Edge” Frame Buckle.

Excellent example of this stout wide tooth variant. Killer patina. Smaller than the standard types. Provenance of Middle TN.



CSBP 20. Confederate Enlisted Man’s large size “Wishbone” Frame Buckle.

Untouched example with a pea green patina. Dug near Harper’s Ferry, VA.


CSBP 21. Confederate Enlisted Man’s large size “Wishbone” Frame Buckle.

Untouched example with a pea green patina. Dug near Harper’s Ferry, VA.


CSBP 22. Confederate Cavalryman’s Carbine Sling Buckle.

Rare and unusual Carbine Sling Buckle lost by one of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Troopers in the fight at Jay’s Mill which was the initial engagement that brought on the slaughter at Chickamauga, GA. Note that the belt bar has been ripped away by force. Dug by Larry Bates on private property adjacent to Reed’s Bridge Rd.