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Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

CSBP 1. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

You rarely see this “Stamped Iron CS” variant offered for sale and when you do, they are usually in bad condition. This buckle is a fantastic example with only light surface rust and great detail. Very similar to the ‘Breckinridge” oval pattern. The soldered on hooks are missing and were probably left in the hole. There are traces of the solder on reverse. Rarity 8. See Steve Mullinax’s Confederate Buckles and Plates reference book, page 88 Fig. 153 for identical example. Provenance uncertain.



CSBP 2. 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 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. Excavated Confederate Cast Brass Wreath for a Virginia Militia Officer’s Sword Belt Buckle.

Excellent condition. Typical local casting with flaws. This wreath fits the Virginia State patterns on page 229 of Steve Mullinax’s Confederate Buckle Book. Provenance of Northern VA.



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 Plate.

Attractive “Army of Tennessee” solid cast brass CS Belt Buckle with “Spun” type attachment hooks (one is broken). Nice smooth patina. Dug many years ago at Spanish Fort Alabama. 



CSBP 8. Dug Confederate Officer’s Sword Belt Buckle.

Both pieces of this “Coin Style” CS Buckle were dug together near Shelbyville TN. by Wade Buchanan in General Leonidas Polk’s 1863 Winter Camp. Nice matching green patina and remarkable condition. This buckle is thought to have been produced in Jackson or Columbus, Mississippi.

$2995.00 HOLD S.H.


CSBP 9. Dug Confederate “Army of Tennessee” CS Belt Plate.

Fantastic “Army of Tennessee” solid cast brass CS round corner buckle with a slick emerald green patina and 100% of the black enamel paint in the background. This one is as nice as they come. Verbal provenance of the Atlanta Campaign. Ex. Billy Johnson collection.

$3250.00 HOLD S.P.


CSBP 10. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Top of the line example of the “Atlanta Arsenal” pattern CSA Belt Buckle in pristine condition. Found many years ago by Lawrence Christopher in CS General Joseph E. Johnston’s 1864 Winter Camp at Dalton GA.



CSBP 11. South Carolina Militia Belt Plate.

Flawless condition with a fantastic patina and sharp details. An example of this variant is pictured on page 206, Plate 377 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” reference book.



CSBP 12. Flawless CS “Breckinridge” Pattern Belt Plate picked up on the Atlanta GA. Battlefield.

This fine oval CS marked plate is strongly stamped and retains all of its soldered on scrap brass attachment hooks. The deep and slick bronze patina is quite attractive. There is an old brown ink tag on the reverse stating “From the Battlefield of Atlanta GA. To Capt. C.S. Finch, Rockport I.” This is an amazing Confederate Belt Buckle.



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 Enlistedmans’ Frame Buckle.

Ye olde “Standard” Pattern Confederate Frame Buckle in very nice condition with a green patina. Provenance uncertain.



CSBP 17. Excavated Georgia Militia Cartridge Box Plate. 

Superb condition with a stunning face, full lead and intact attachment loops (quite rusted). Found many years ago by Bearl Southall along the Telegraph Road near Fredericksburg VA. 



CSBP 18. 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.



 CSBP 19. Dug Confederate Enlistedmans’ Belt Plate.

A very good example of the thin “Tennesssee” pattern CSA rectangular belt plate. This one was found long ago at the site of the “Grimes House”, King George County VA.



CSBP 20. Dug Confederate “Rounded Corner” CSA Belt Plate.

This is the only known surviving example of this unusual CSA Variant. Pictured in Steve Mullinax’s Confederate Belt Buckle Book on page 61, it is described as “A rare and distinctly different CSA plate with rounded corners and well shaped letters. Note it’s small size (45 mm x 64 mm) and the proximity of the belt hooks to the edges”. Fantastic patina. Dug long ago by Bill Jarvis near Fredericksburg VA.



CSBP 21. Dug Confederate “Sardine Lid” Belt Plate.

Rare Western Theater variant with the larger and more slender CS letters. Note bench #107 stamped at the top. One of the soldered on hooks is missing. Dug in a yard near Lawrenceburg TN. I purchased this plate directly from the digger.



CSBP 22. Standard Confederate Enlistedman’s “Georgia” Frame Belt Buckle.

Outstanding condition with no ground action and a nice looking patina. Provenance unknown.



CSBP 23. Dug Confederate Sword Belt Buckle produced by Leech and Rigdon.

Dug together, not a marriage. Slick matching green patina on both tongue and wreath. A beautiful buckle. Found at Arkansas Post in 1986. No repairs and no issues whatsoever.



CSBP 24. 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 25. Dug Virginia Militia Shoulder Belt Plate.

Fantastic example of this early war plate. No bends or repairs and a nice green patina. Found near Richmond VA.

$295.00 HOLD J.P.


CSBP 26. Dug Wreath for two piece CS Sword Belt Buckle.

This variant fits several Virginia Pattern CS Buckles including the scarce “Script CS”. Found many years ago on the Spotsylvania VA. Battlefield.



CSBP 27. Dug Georgia Militia Belt Buckle.

Found many years ago on Lookout Mountain, overlooking Chattanooga TN. by the late Dr. Rees Buttram. Condition is near pristine. You don’t see many this nice.