Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

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

This “Tennessee”style CSA Rectangular Belt Plate is simply stunning with no ground action at all. Dug near Spotsylvania, VA. and no doubt lost by one of Longstreet’s Veterans. A fantastic example.



 CSBP 2. Excavated South Carolina Militia Belt Plate.

Scarce 1850’s Panel Plate variant. Note thin fronds on Palmetto Tree. Condition is excellent and untouched with the dirt still clinging to it. Belt catch possibly reattached but appears original to the plate. This type is illustrated on page 209 (Plate 383) of Mullinax’s Confederate Belt Plates Reference Book. Dug in Charleston, SC.



 CSBP 3. Excavated Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

This one has “the look”. Note the even milk chocolate brown patina with perfectly highlighted letters. This variant is known as the “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA  though both patterns were made in Atlanta or the immediate vicinity. All vary in size and thickness. This particular plate is the best of the best. Provenance uncertain.



 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 6. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

This one is a killer. The “CS” really stands out and all hooks are intact. Found near Dalton, GA. (Crow Valley) by Arnold Lochlear and long a centerpiece of Charlie Harris’ outstanding relic collection. Investment grade.



 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 5. 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.



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

Here is a very solid “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA Rectangle. An early find from North GA. in great condition. Digger cleaned face long ago but patina is coming back strong.



 CSBP 12. Dug U.S. Breast Plate converted to a Belt Plate by the Confederate Arsenal.

Extremely rare Confederate Conversion. This type is pictured on page 49 (plate 076) of Steve Mullinax’s Confederate Belt Buckle Reference Book. Condition is superb, though missing one hook which is no doubt why it was discarded. These conversions were done early in the war out of sheer necessity. The same arsenal that produced the pewter CSA rectangular buckles also made these conversions. Possibly in Nashville, TN. Dug at Iuka, MS. by John Gilmore.




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 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 15. Dug Confederate Relic Collection from Red House Ford near Chattanooga, TN.

This group of relics was dug at the site of a Confederate Picket Camp guarding the “Red House Ford” on Chickamauga Creek. The “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA Belt Plate is in outstanding condition, slick with no ground action at all. Note the glasses, bullets, exploded pistol barrel etc. All were found together at this site by Charlie Harris and are included with the buckle.

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 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.