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Union Buckles and Plates

USBP 3. Identified US Breast Plate lost on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield by Dewitt C. Hunt, 11th Ill. Cavalry Regt.

Here is a really nice plate with a soldier’s information scratched on the back. “D.C. HUNT Co. B. 11. ILL. Ca.” According to the roster, Hunt died at Jackson TN. on Oct. 15, 1862. Found on private property west of the Shiloh Tn. Battlefield about five years ago.


USBP 4. Dug U.S. Breastplate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Really nice example with full lead and both attachment loops intact. Provenance uncertain, comes from an East Tennessee relic hunter’s collection.


USBP 5. Early Federal Shako Hat Plate Insignia.

Excellent condition. This large U.S. Hat Plate is sharply detailed with a Federal Eagle perched on a shield in front of cannons and war trophies. Ca. 1830’s.


USBP 6. U.S. Militia Belt Plate ca. 1832-1847.

Mint condition with copious silver plating. An example of this extremely rare plate is shown on page 132 (plate 209) of O’Donnell and Campbell’s American Military Belt Plate Book.


USBP 7. Dug U.S. Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

This buckle has a fantastic patina. Note remnants of leather belt on the hooks. Dug near Spotsylvania Court House, VA. Originally purchased from Roger Catlett in the 1970’s.


USBP 8. Dug U.S. Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Nice looking Boyd and Sons of Boston Contract pattern with intact stud type hooks. Provenance unknown.


USBP 9. Dug U.S. Non Commissioned Officer’s Sword Baldric Plate.

Excellent condition with intact iron wire hooks. These were worn on a shoulder sling or baldric that supported the straight bladed M-1840 NCO and Musician Swords. Provenance of Atlanta Campaign.


  USBP 10. U.S. M-1839 Enlistedman’s Belt Plate maker marked “E. GAYLORD”.

Perfect example with original belt adjuster. Strong “E. GAYLORD” maker stamp.


USBP 11. U.S. Breastplate for Cartridge Box Sling marked “J.I. PITTMAN”.

Perfect non dug condition. Sharp “J.I. PITTMAN” maker stamp.


USBP 12. Dug Volunteer Maine Militia Belt Plate.

Untouched condition with intact attachment hooks. No repairs or monkey business. Verbal Provenance of Northern VA.


Very hard to find in this condition. Dug long ago by Jack Wells near Fort Fisher, NC.


USBP 15. Dug U.S. Breastplate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Another nice looking Federal Breastplate. Dug on John’s Island, SC. by Herbie Parham. Both attachment loops intact.


USBP 16. U.S. Cartridge Box Plate.

Flawless non excavated example with an untouched deep mustard patina. Common variant. Perfect for your cartridge box or to display on it’s own.


 USBP 17. U.S. Enlistedman’s Breast Plate for Cartridge Box Sling marked “BOYD & SONS BOSTON”.

Sharp non excavated example with an untouched mustard patina. Strong “BOYD & SONS BOSTON” makers stamp.


USBP 18. M-1851 U.S. Officer’s Sword Belt Plate.

This type was made for high ranking officer’s. Note sharp details, silver plated wreath and lavish gold plating. This is a very fine Federal Officer’s Sword Belt Buckle.


USBP 19. U.S. Enlistedman’s Cartridge Box Plate.

Standard Watertown Arsenal Contract Pattern in flawless condition. Patina is untouched and this plate would be perfect to put on your cartridge box or to display on it’s own.


USBP 20. U.S. M-1851 Enlisted Man’s Saber Belt Plate.

Worn by enlisted Cavalry and Artillerymen. Beautiful untouched patina with notable service wear. A particularly nice example that saw action in the struggle. 



USBP 21. Rare U.S. Cartridge Box Plate produced by Moore’s and Co. Cincinnati, OH.

These relatively crude and distinct plates were produced by Moore’s and Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, one of only three producers of Accoutrements in that city. Their plates are very thin and have a distinct thin outer rim. I have deduced this maker due to the fact that I recently had an untouched U.S. Cartridge Box with the “MOORES & Co. CINCINNATI OH.” stamp on inner flap and this same type of plate affixed to it. This is a rare and unusual Western variant.


USBP 22. U.S. Officer’s M-1851 “Sheet Iron” Belt Plate.

Rare plate listed in O’Donnell and Campbell’s book on page . This example is in pristine condition and appears to be copper plated. Plate is surprisingly sturdy considering it’s thin construction of stamped iron. Possibly used as a Sash Buckle.


USBP 23. U.S. Enlisted Man’s Accoutrement Belt and Buckle.

The iconic Federal Infantryman’s Belt Rig in excellent condition with brass adjuster and supple leather belt. Belt Plate is flawless with a great untouched patina.


 USBP 24. U.S. Breast Plate for Cartridge Box Sling.

A fine example. Outstanding condition and patina on this non excavated plate. Perfect for your cartridge box sling or to display on it’s own.


USBP 25. Excavated “BOYD & SON BOSTON” marked US Cartridge Box Plate.

This fantastic plate is in great condition with a super smooth chocolate brown patina. Well marked on back “BOYD & SONS BOSTON”. Provenance uncertain.


USBP 26. Excavated U.S. Cartridge Box Plate.

A beauty with intact attachment loops. Dug near LaGrange, TN.


USBP 27. Dug U.S. Enlisted Cavalryman’s Saber Belt Plate.

Also used by U.S. Artillerymen, this plate is in fine condition with intact belt hook. Provenance uncertain. Nice green patina.


USBP 29. Dug U.S. Belt Plate with clear “W.H. SMITH BROOKLYN” Maker Mark.

If you are looking for a killer dug US Belt Plate with a strong maker mark, here it is. Dug on the 1862 Gaines Mill VA. Battlefield by Tom Everette.


USBP 30. Dug U.S. “Burnside” Breastplate dug on the Wiekert Farm, Gettysburg PA. Battlefield.

Nice condition overall though hooks are rusted away. Soldier carved “1861” into the lead back. The Savage Revolver that was found with it is sold.


USBP 31. Dug U.S. Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Nice example of the arrowhead hook type. This variant was most likely produced under contract by the Watertown Arsenal in New York. Provenance uncertain. Great buckle.


USBP 32. Excavated U.S. M-1839 Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Early dug “baby” US Belt Buckle from Shiloh, TN. with intact fragment of belt. Excellent condition.


USBP 35. Excavated U.S. Breast Plate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Nice looking U.S. Breast Plate in immaculate condition. Dug long ago by Bart Uselton near the Stones River, TN. Battlefield.


USBP 36. Excavated U.S. “Jeff Davis” Hat Pin.

Used to pin up one side of a Hardee or Slouch Hat. This example is immaculate and was dug near Shiloh, TN. by Ray Treece.