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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. 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 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 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 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Rare and desirable “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. 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.

$2850.00 HOLD


CSBP 10. Dug Confederate Sword Belt Buckle Tongue.

This Richmond Arsenal variant has a thick belt loop. Someone out there has the correct wreath. Excellent condition. Found near Milford VA.

950.00 HOLD B.B.


CSBP 11. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Confederate “Standard” Frame Buckle in remarkable condition with an untouched pea green patina. A relic of the June, 1864 Kennesaw Mountain Campaign. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates, page 99, plate # 173 for a similar example.



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. 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 15. Dug Confederate Sword/Saber Belt Buckle.

This “Coin Style” CS buckle is an absolute beauty. Found together, not a marriage. Provenance of Vicksburg, MS. See Steve Mullinax’s reference book “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” page 38, plate # 054 for a similar example. It is thought that these buckles were produced in Jackson or Columbus MS.



CSBP 16. 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 17. 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 18. 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. Ex. Claude Maley collection.



CSBP 19. Confederate/British Imported “Snake” Belt Buckle.

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



CSBP 20. 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 21. Dug Confederate Cavalry Carbine Sling Buckle.

Rare buckle in superb condition. For reference see page 100, Plate 174 in Steve Mullinax’s “Confederate Buckles and Plates” book for an identical example. A relic of the June, 1864 Kennesaw Mountain Campaign. 

$495.00 HOLD B.T.


CSBP 22. 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.