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Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

CSBP 1. 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 2. Confederate Enlistedman’s Accoutrement Belt. 

Superb Atlanta Arsenal “C.S.A.” Belt Plate on it’s original leather belt. The buckle is thickly cast with obvious finishing marks and an untouched patina. Outstanding example. These belts were issued to the Army of Tennessee in 1863 and 1864.



CSBP 3. Dug Virginia Militia Waist Belt Plate.

1850’s stamped brass pattern with highly detailed relief of the Great Seal of The State of Virginia. Very slick dark patina. Attachment hooks are missing and I am sure the digger left them in the hole. See Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book, page 234, plate # 432 for this thicker variant. This plate was dug many years ago and is in amazing condition. Provenance uncertain but most likely Virginia.



CSBP 4. 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

This “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA buckle was found many years ago on the 1865 Five Forks Va. Battlefield and comes with the digger’s display card. Buckle appears to have been a little over cleaned when found but the patina has come back over time. Main belt hook is broken and is no doubt why it was discarded. An affordable example lost in the very last hours of the Southern Confederacy. See page 56, plate 091 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book for an example of the variant.

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CSBP 8. Dug Mississippi Militia Saber Belt Plate.

Flawless example dug many years ago in the Shenandoah Valley near Luray, VA. This is the actual buckle photographed in Steve Mullinax’s first edition of “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” book on pg. 159, plate 281. 



CSBP 9. 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 10. Alabama Volunteer Corps Cartridge Box Plate. 

Near mint condition with a beautiful deep patina. Scratched on the reverse is “April 14, 1932”. Most likely picked up on a forgotten battlefield or given as a gift. A fine non excavated example. Much rarer than the belt plate.



CSBP 11. South Carolina Militia Sword Belt Buckle.

Here is a top notch example of the classic South Carolina Tongue & Wreath Belt Buckle. Condition is fantastic with most of the original gold plating intact and no repairs or other issues. This type is shown on page 193, plate 353 of Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book (expanded edition). Ex. Walter Lineberger, Ex. Sam Padgett collection.



CSBP 12. Dug Issacs and Campbell Confederate “Snake” Buckle.

Classic example. Dug long ago near the Spotsylvania VA. Battlefield. Condition is excellent with a nice matching oak woods patina. These buckles were issued on accoutrement belts along with knapsacks, cartridge boxes, uniforms and cap boxes. All produced by the firm London firm Issacs, Campbell & Co. These were imported through the Federal blockade in large quantities. See pages 112 and 113 of Steve Mulinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” (expanded edition) reference book for more information and a photo of a Confederate soldier sporting a complete Issacs and Campbell accoutrement set. 



CSBP 13. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Rare “Sardine Lid” CS Belt Plate with a very nice pea green patina. When digger recovered the buckle it was bent down the middle and he subsequently had it straightened. The hooks are missing in action but you can see the solder marks on the reverse. Found in the early 1980’s near Fredericksburg VA. 



CSBP 14. Virginia Militia Officer’s Waist Belt.

Scarce variant with an oak leaf pattern wreath and decorated belt loops. Sharp details on the tongue with slight service wear to the high points. Gorgeous untouched patina. The leather belt is stitched around a linen core. Note minor separation of the stitching. Brass belt adjuster and leather retainer loops intact.



CSBP 15. Dug South Carolina Militia Shoulder Belt Plate.

I picked this piece up at the Charleston Show and it was related to me that it was a type used by the Citadel Cadets. Good overall condition with four attachment prongs intact. Found in a Confederate camp at Nelson’s Ferry, Santee River (Lake Moultrie) SC.



CSBP 16. 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 17. Dug Confederate Cavalry Saddle Shield.

Flawless stamped brass type with a nice green patina and sharp “CS” stamp. Provenance uncertain but likely from Northern VA. Ex. Joe Haile collection.



CSBP 18. Dug Confederate “CS” Marked Cavalry Saddle Shield.

Perfect condition with a smooth brown patina. Provenance of Central VA. near Suffolk.



CSBP 19. 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 20. Confederate Enlistedman’s Accoutrement Belt.

Nice looking “Rope Border” CS Oval Belt Plate mounted on a Confederate leather belt. I honestly cannot tell with certainty that this belt is original to the buckle but it certainly looks fantastic with it and the buckle has a great untouched patina.



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

A classic tongue and wreath “CS” buckle. Both pieces dug together with a matching patina. Found in West Virginia.



CSBP 22. 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 23. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate on Civil War period Belt.

Stunning non excavated example of the “Army of Tennessee” CS Belt Plate with 100% of its original black enamel paint in the background. All of the “spun” attachment hooks present on the reverse. Buckle is mounted on an original Civil War military belt and looks fantastic. 

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CSBP 24. 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 25. 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 26. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate on Civil War period Belt.

Killer non excavated “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA rectangular belt plate with all the hooks and a nice mellow patina. The belt looks great but has been added to the buckle for display. It is no doubt an original Civil War belt and possibly Confederate made.

$4500.00 HOLD J.B.