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Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates


CSBP 1. Extremely rare Confederate Enlisted Man’s “Heavy Frame” Buckle on it’s original Accoutrement Belt. Identified to Private W.R. Barnett, Co. E, 5th Tennessee Cavalry.

The first thing that stands out is the quality and untouched nature of this fine Confederate Belt, straight out of the family and never before on the market. Note the Thick and heavy Beveled Frame Buckle. I have never seen one of these on its original belt before. The leather belt itself is supple and in fantastic condition. The Percussion Cap Box is a bit rough with broken hand stitched belt loops. Possibly Confederate made. The belt is accompanied by three bound compendiums of the “Confederate Veteran” Magazine dated 1912 to 1917. A nice handwritten presentation to Barnett of these volumes by his family is on the frontispiece of the first volume. The magazines were obviously cherished by Barnett and he saved ferns and oak leaves within some magazine pages, no doubt as souvenirs of special reunions or battlefield visits. I have yet to research Barnett’s War Record in the Army of Tennessee’s 5th Cavalry (McKenzie’s) Regiment. He ended up as a Reverend here in Knoxville TN. and is most likely also buried here. He was very active in the UCV Organization. Very rarely do you see pure and unmolested groupings like this surface.



CSBP 2. “Army of Tennessee” CS Belt Plate and original Confederate Leather Waist Belt.

Very nice Confederate buckle with all three “spun” belt hooks intact and remnants of original black paint in the background. The belt was once in Steve Mullinax’s collection and originally had a buckle on it of this exact type, but for whatever reason, it was separated. This buckle fits it quite well and looks fantastic.

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CSBP 3. Confederate Tongue and Wreath CS Sword/Saber Belt Buckle produced by Leech and Rigdon.

Classic Leech and Rigdon two piece buckle in outstanding non excavated condition. Totally untouched.



CSBP 4. Dug Confederate “Rope Border” Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Great looking face that is almost perfect other than an insignificant chip on the rear of the rim. Hooks missing but no doubt left in the hole by the digger. These good looking stamped brass plates were made in quantity early in the war, probably in Nashville TN. Provenance uncertain.



CSBP 5. Rare Excavated South Carolina Militia Oval Belt Plate.

The medium size SC is the rarest of the three South Carolina oval variants, and the few I have seen are in bad condition. This one has full lead and all belt hooks. 



CSBP 6. Dug Wreath for Virginia Militia Officers Sword Belt Buckle.

Great condition. This one matches plates 424-426 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book. pages 229-230. Someone out there must surely have the tongue. Found near Richmond VA.



CSBP 7. Dug Confederate Sword/Saber Belt Buckle.

Another Richmond Arsenal variant issued to enlisted cavalry and artillerymen as well as officers. Excellent condition with a smooth matching patina. Verbal provenance of Alabama, probably near Mobile.



CSBP 8. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Rare “CS with Stars” oval belt plate in exceptional non excavated condition. Deep red-bronze patina is totally untouched. Leech and Rigdon produced these buckles in limited quantities and they are only excavated in the wake of the Army of Tennessee. Comes from a long time Confederate collection and was once part of the late George Goebel collection. He owned and operated a gift shop on the Shiloh TN. Battlefield in the 1940s-1950s. It could very possibly have been donated or purchased from a local family there. Certificates of authenticity from Lewis Leigh and Rafael Eledge accompany the buckle.



CSBP 9. Virginia Militia Saber Belt Plate.

Classic Virginia belt buckle, mostly worn by cavalrymen as seen in several photographs. Condition is super with original gold wash in the recesses. Bench # 558 stamped on the reverse.



CSBP 10. Dug Confederate Sword/Saber Belt Buckle Tongue.

Richmond Arsenal variant with exaggerated serifs. Excellent green/brown patina that will certainly match someone’s wreath. Provenance of Northern VA.



CSBP 11. Dug Confederate Saber/Sword Belt Buckle.

This Richmond Arsenal tongue and wreath CS buckle was no question dug together and has “the look” with an unbelievable patina. Simply outstanding! Provenance of Northern VA.



CSBP 12. Rare Alabama Militia Belt Plate on Civil War period Belt. 

Drop dead gorgeous example with sharp details and an untouched patina. The “Map on Tree” State Seal really stands out with the legend “Map of Alabama” clearly legible on the scroll. All hooks present on reverse with full lead and no issues. This buckle was produced in a Southern workshop, the same workshop that produced the rare North Carolina “NC” oval belt plate. Clearly a copy of the buckles produced by E. Gaylord of Chicopee Mass. Buckle is mounted on an original Civil War military belt (not the one originally issued with the buckle). 



CSBP 13. Dug Palmetto Armory Wreath for Sword Belt Buckle.

Rare Confederate Oak Leaf Wreath with very tall decorated belt loops. Found at the site of the Palmetto Armory in Columbia SC. Most likely fits a South Carolina State Seal tongue.



CSBP 14. Excavated Kenansville Field and Staff Sword Guard.

Found many years ago in the James River by the late diver/relic hunter Sam White at City Point, VA. Sam was tragically killed while disarming excavated Civil War ordnance. This relic comes directly from his family and was the pride of his collection. I knew Sam, he was a nice guy and was super passionate about finding the relics. Think about how much rarer this is to dig than a CSA belt plate. A lot of Confederate relic for the $$



CSBP 15. Dug Confederate Saber/Sword Belt Buckle Wreath.

Richmond Arsenal product. Note beveled edges on neck between loop and wreath. This type will fit the rare “Script CS” tongue as well as other Richmond variants. Found in the yard of an old house in Maine. No doubt brought there as a war trophy.



CSBP 16. Confederate/British Imported “Snake” Belt Buckle.

Rare style with squared loops and unusual snake. Non excavated example.



CSBP 17. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

This unusual variant is tall and thick with beveled edges. Smooth pea green patina. Very good condition with some minor service bends. Found on the May, 1863 Chancellorsville VA. Battlefield (private property). See Dr. Lon Keim’s “Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates” reference book, page 191, Plate # 306 for a similar example.



CSBP 18. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Rare Confederate “Heavy” Frame Buckle in flawless condition with a slick green patina. These buckles have a beveled edge and are very thick. Found near Bovina Mississippi. See Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates reference book, page 97, Plate # 170 for a similar example.