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Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

CSBP 1. Confederate “Army Of Tennessee” Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

This beautiful round corner CS is most likely non excavated or an early battlefield souvenir. Very crisp with sharp edges, casting flaws and file marks across the face. One belt hook missing in action. A classic Confederate belt buckle in exceptional condition.



CSBP 2. Dug Confederate Tongue and Wreath CS Saber/Sword Belt Buckle.

Classic Army of Northern VA. CS two piece buckle produced in Richmond VA. Found many years ago on the Moss Neck Plantation between Fredericksburg and Richmond. Flawless condition. Buckle was found together and has a perfectly matching green patina.



CSBP 3. 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 4. Dug Mississippi Militia Cartridge Box Plate.

Produced in limited quantities by E. Gaylord prior to hostilities. This example was dug long ago on the Gaines Mill, VA. Battlefield by Tom Everett. Very rare plate with solid provenance.



CSBP 5. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

This variant is known as the “Standard” Type Frame Buckle. Issued in large quantities to Confederate Troops early in the war. Perfect condition. Provenance uncertain.



CSBP 6. Confederate Enlisted Man’s Accoutrement Belt.

This fine looking Confederate “Army of Tennessee” belt buckle retains a good bit of the original black enamel paint in the recesses and has the “spun” type hooks on the reverse. Two of the hooks were cast quite short but they still catch the belt which is a Federal enlisted man’s accoutrement belt. A COA from Larry Hicklen accompanies the rig. In it, he states that he believes that the buckle has been with it since the war. The Confederates certainly used whatever they could capture on the battlefield. This is a fantastic looking belt rig.



CSBP 7. Confederate Cavalry Saddle Shield.

Scarcer pointed variant in excellent condition. Found east of Richmond VA.



CSBP 8. Confederate Officer’s Sword Belt. Early war Leech and Rigdon Pattern. 

Good overall condition with some leather loss which is common on composite belts. Tongue and Wreath CS Buckle is magnificent and obviously a first generation casting. Note “L” stamp on wreath which is indicative of Leech and Rigdon (Memphis Novelty Works). Really sharp oak leaf and acorns motif. This early war belt is quite scarce.



CSBP 9. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

A very good non excavated example (possibly an early battlefield pick up) of the “Army of Tennessee” solid cast brass CS belt plate with all three attachment hooks intact. A good candidate to display on a belt or on its own.



CSBP 10. 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 11. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Very rare type fashioned from stamped sheet iron. Probably in the best condition of the few examples I have seen. The soldered on hooks are missing but you can see the traces of solder on the reverse. Provenance uncertain. This variant is listed in Steve Mullinax’s Confederate belt buckle reference book. There are two styles produced in iron.



CSBP 12. Wreath for Confederate Sword Belt Buckle.

This type fits the CS with the fine serifs and the script CS. Appears to be non excavated.



CSBP 13. Dug Confederate or State Militia Shoulder Belt Plate.

These stamped brass oval plates are found mostly in early war Confederate camps. Condition is very good with no repairs or issues. Found near Champion Hill, Mississippi by Mike Rejebian.



CSBP 14. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s CSA Rectangular Belt Plate.

Attractive “Atlanta Arsenal” pattern CSA belt buckle with a very nice green patina. One attachment hook broken which is no doubt why it was discarded. Provenance of the Petersburg, VA. Battlefield. 



CSBP 15. Confederate Officer’s Sword Belt Buckle. Richmond Arsenal Pattern.

Outstanding example with an untouched patina. This pattern is also found on enlisted Confederate Cavalry and Artillery saber belt rigs. Mint condition. Ex. M.E. “Mac” Mason Collection.



CSBP 16. Dug Confederate “Snake” Belt Buckle.

Standard Issacs and Campbell of London variant. Keeper missing. Ex. Walter Lineberger collection. Provenance unknown but most likely found near Charleston, SC. Someone out there has a matching keeper.



CSBP 17. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Rare and desirable “CS 11 Star”” 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 18. Confederate Enlistedman’s CS “Egg” Belt Plate.

There are two types of this plate, one that is simply stamped brass with soldered on wire hooks, and this type which is lead filled. Excavated examples of this type are found only in the wake of the Army of Northern VA. The other variety is found in the Western Theater. This particular buckle is the Army of Northern Virginia type and is non excavated. Condition is very nice with a sharply struck “CS” and full lead on the reverse. The main wire belt hook is intact and the other two appear to have been removed intentionally, possibly to attach to a relic board. The belt was added by the previous collector for display and is not original to the buckle.



CSBP 19. Dug Leech & Rigdon CS Sword Belt Buckle.

Classic later generation casting with a matching patina. Excellent excavated condition. Found many years ago at Holly Springs Mississippi by Ray Davenport. 



CSBP 20. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Fabulous stamped brass Confederate “Breckinridge” CS oval belt plate with a great looking patina. According to the information on the reverse, it is most likely an early battlefield pick up from one of the Winchester, VA Battlefields. Buckle was twice stamped when made. Two of the soldered on sheet brass belt hooks are missing in action. This type is mostly found in the Western Theater. A very solid and attractive Confederate belt buckle.



CSBP 21. 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 22. Dug Confederate “Richmond Arsenal” Sword Belt Buckle.

Obviously a marriage but displays well. Provenance unknown. 



CSBP 23. 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 24. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

This is the large variant of the iconic Confederate “Wishbone” Frame Buckle. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 102, Plate 179 for the type. This superb example was excavated by Dennis Pemberton in the 1990’s near Hanover VA.

$795.00 HOLD C.R.


CSBP 25. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Rare solid cast brass CS “Breckinridge” oval belt buckle in excellent non excavated condition. Totally untouched patina. Comes with a Rafael Eledge COA (Shiloh Relics). Ex. Joseph Murphy collection. 



CSBP 26. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

This is the rare medium sized variant of the iconic Confederate “Wishbone” Frame Buckle. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 102, Plate 178. Flawless condition with a small fragment of the leather belt attached. Dug at Manassas VA. in 1976.



CSBP 27. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

“Standard” Confederate Frame Buckle. Nice patina with the dirt still on it. Just as it was dug. Provenance uncertain.



CSBP 28. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

This is the very rare small sized variant of the iconic Confederate “Wishbone” Frame Buckle. Dug on Gen. Braxton Bragg’s 1863 Duck River Line near Shelbyville TN. Condition is excellent. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 101, Plate 177 for reference. Comes with a COA from Larry Hicklen. Ex. Charlie Harris collection.

$1250.00 HOLD J.G.


CSBP 29. South Carolina Militia Breast Plate converted to a Waist Belt Buckle.

Immaculate condition with sharp details and a deep untouched patina. Reverse has all three attachment hooks. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 399, Plate 217 for reference. Comes with a COA from Rafael Eledge (Shiloh Relics). Ex. Joseph Murphy collection.



CSBP 30. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Stamped brass CS “Rope Border” oval belt plate in good condition. When dug, buckle had several freeze cracks, a couple of which have been stabilized. All three soldered on belt hooks are intact. Found many years ago near Corinth MS. My photos are terrible because I had lighting issues. The buckle actually looks much better in hand.



CSBP 31. 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 32. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

This is the large variant of the Confederate “Wishbone” Frame Buckle. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 102, Plate 179 for the type. Slick green patina with slight service bend. Found many years ago on the Shiloh TN, Battlefield (private property).



CSBP 33. Dug “Coin Type CS” Confederate Saber/Sword Belt Buckle.

Remarkable example of this “Coin Type” tongue and wreath CS belt Buckle. No doubt about it being dug together because of the perfectly matching green patina. Fit is perfect. These distinct buckles are thought to have been produced in Columbus or Jackson Mississippi and are only found in Western Theater sites. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 38, Plate 054 for reference. Dug near Paducah, KY. Ex. Don Phillips collection.



CSBP 34. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Classic “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA rectangular buckle in excellent condition with a fantastic pea green patina. Found near Ringgold GA.

$3250.00 HOLD S.P.


CSBP 35. Dug Leech & Rigdon “Plain” Two-Piece Tongue.

Found only in the wake of the Army of Tennessee. Perfect condition with a slick chocolate brown patina. Matches with the early pattern Leech & Rigdon oak leaf wreath. Provenance of Shiloh TN.



CSBP 36. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Typical early war sheet brass belt plate with soldered on iron wire hooks. Very good condition. Found many years ago near Vicksburg MS.

$450.00 HOLD S.P.


CSBP 37. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Large stamped brass oval missing soldered on wire hooks. Good condition. Possibly a shoulder belt plate. Found many years ago in an early war Confederate camp. North Mississippi. 



CSBP 38. Restrike Georgia Military Institute Breastplate.

Made of stamped brass with soldered on attachment loops. An affordable copy of an extremely rare plate. Could pass for dug or non dug. Perfect for reenacting or for accentuating your collection. Ex. Walter Lineberger collection.