Army of Tennesee Civil War Relics Authentic
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Union Buckles and Plates

USBP 3. Dug US Breastplate Insignia with “W.H. SMITH BROOKLYN” Maker Mark.

Nice looking face with good details and green patina. Attachment loops rusted away. 

$165.00

USBP 4. Dug US Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

A real “cream puff” as my friend Larry Hicklen would say. Amazing chocolate brown patina, full lead and intact belt hooks. Classic Gaylord contract pattern. Found many years ago on the Champion Hill, Mississippi Battlefield.

SOLD

USBP 5. US M-1851 Belt Plate on Cotton Web Belt.

Almost certainly a US state militia belt. It must be quite rare, and if anyone has some input on which troops were outfitted with these, please chime in. Condition is excellent.

$530.00

USBP 6. Dug US M-1855 Rifleman’s Belt Buckle.

Complete and found together with a small fragment of the original leather belt. Provenance unknown.

$295.00

USBP 7. Dug US Breast Plate for Cartridge Box Sling.

Top notch plate and highly detailed. Perfectly preserved lead back and attachment loops. Provenance uncertain.

$225.00

USBP 8. Dug US M-1851 Officer’s Belt Plate.

Rare stamped brass pattern covered in bright gold plating. Possibly post war. One side has a slot for the belt but it is bent over (probably to secure the belt). Belt catch is missing in action but you can see where it was soldered on. Almost identical to the stamped iron variant shown on page 389, Plate 643 in O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Belt Plates”. Dug near Vicksburg MS. Ex. Bob Bankston collection. 

$95.00

USBP 9. US M-1839 Enlisted Infantryman’s Belt Plate.

Watertown Arsenal contract pattern in very good condition.

$225.00

USBP 10. Dug US Carbine Sling Buckle.

Very good condition with a green patina. Provenance of Lenoir City, TN.

$75.00

USBP 11. Large excavated US Volunteer Militia Cap Plate ca. 1820-1835.

Rare and complete with no bends or cracks. Some ground action at the bottom. Green patina with spots of oxidation on the face. See O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia”, page 265, Fig. 612 for the type. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Claude Maley collection.

$795.00

USBP 12. Excavated US Enlisted Artillery Corps Cap Plate ca. 1816-1820.

Another really rare and early plate. Complete with original attachment loops. Some freeze cracks have been stabilized with solder on the reverse. See O’Donnell & Campbell’s reference book “American Military Headgear Insignia”, page 62, Fig. 85 for the type. Provenance uncertain. Ex. John Powell, ex. Claude Maley collection.

$1150.00

USBP 13. Excavated US Federal Eagle Martingale for Mounted Officers Harness ca. 1835-1845. 

Very rare early type in great condition. Only minor loss at the edge and no repairs. See page 145, Fig. 2. in Howard Crouch’s reference book “Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era” for the type. Provenance unknown.

$2495.00

USBP 14. Dug US Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

A fine representative example of the US oval belt plate. Condition is very good. I forgot where it was found.

$250.00

USBP 15. Dug US Belt Plate found in Nashville TN.

E. Gaylord contract pattern with stud hooks. Very good condition. Found in 1972 by Steven Hendry.

SOLD

USBP 16. US M-1851 Enlistedman’s Saber Belt Plate.

Loaded with bright gold plating. Applied silver wreath. These were worn by the Cavalry and the Artillery. 

$295.00

USBP 17. Dug US Breastplate Insignia for Cartridge Box Sling.

This one is outstanding. Killer patina. Iron attachment loops intact. I forgot where it was dug.

$225.00

USBP 18. Dug US Cartridge Box Plate found on the New Hope GA. Battlefield.

Nice looking plate. Attachment loops rusted away. Found in 1975 by Steve Mullinax.

SOLD

USBP 19. Dug US Breastplate Insignia for Cartridge Box Sling.

Found in a Federal Troops Camp near Fort Morgan Alabama by the late Ernest Hendrix. Great looking plate with nice detail and intact attachment loops. 

$175.00

USBP 20. Dug US M-1839 Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Classic US oval waist belt Plate with arrow hooks. Excellent condition with a fine woods patina. Provenance of Loudon County TN. I believe this variant may have been produced by the Watertown Arsenal in New York because I have seen this pattern cartridge box plates on Watertown marked cartridge boxes.

SOLD

USBP 21. Dug US Breastplate Insignia with “W.H. SMITH BROOKLYN” Maker Mark.

Frosty green patina with full lead and intact but rusty attachment loops. Found at Spanish Fort Alabama by the late Ernest Hendrix. 

$195.00

USBP 22. Dug US Cartridge Box Plate.

Not a beauty queen, but not a dog either. Found by Warren Vestal near Greensboro NC.

$65.00