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Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

CSBP 1. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Fantastic “Army of Tennessee” CS belt buckle with a beautiful olive green patina and 100% of the black enamel paint in the background. Offered for sale for the first time. Dug by the late Tommy Gann on private property bordering the Chickamauga Battlefield. It was found in the first position of Gen. Nathan B. Forrest’s Cavalry command on the extreme right of the Confederate line. Sept. 19, 1863.



CSBP 2. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Nice clean example of the “Atlanta Arsenal” rectangular pattern CSA with no ground action. Verbal provenance of Atlanta Campaign. Originally purchased by the consignor from Rafael Eledge at Shiloh Relics.



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. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Beautiful non excavated “Army of Tennessee” solid cast brass “CS” buckle with traces of black enamel paint in the background. An excellent example. This pattern has the “spun” hooks on the reverse.



CSBP 7. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Here is a very nice “Tennessee” pattern CSA rectangle that is being offered for sale for the first time. It was dug many years ago by the late Tommy Gann at St. Elmo TN. which is at the foot of Lookout Mountain. My friend Kenny Nichols was with him when he dug it in an old road bed.



CSBP 8. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s “Atlanta Arsenal” CSA Belt Plate.

A very fine and sharply cast example. Differentiated from the “Tennessee” pattern by it’s wide border and small periods. Note square iron nail used to secure the leather belt behind the hooks. This great looking Confederate Buckle was dug long ago in Middle TN.



CSBP 9. Dug Confederate Enlistedmans Belt Plate.

A flawless beauty. This scarce heavy variant of the “Army of Tennessee” Solid Cast Brass CS is also known as the “line in the hooks” pattern. Dug by Harold Posey in 1980 near a ball park in Cassville GA. I have his map showing the exact find site as well as a COA from Allen Gaskins to go with it.



CSBP 10. Excavated Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.

Large size Confederate “Wishbone” Frame Buckle in flawless condition. Provenance uncertain.



CSBP 11. Dug Confederate Enlistedmans’ “Baby Wishbone” Frame Buckle.

A rare Confederate Belt Buckle and a very nice example with no issues whatsoever. Nice green patina. Provenance of Northern VA.



CSBP 12. Excavated Confederate Two Piece CS Belt Buckle.

Early Leech and Rigdon CS “Tongue and Wreath” pattern with a slick dark patina and no ground action. Most likely cast in Memphis TN early in the war. This type was worn by Confederate Officers in the Western Theater. Provenance unknown.



CSBP 13. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Buckle.

Scarce “Heavy” Frame Buckle with the wide tooth pattern. Flawless condition with a super slick emerald green patina. Dug long ago near the Kennesaw Mountain GA. Battlefield.



CSBP 14. 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 15. Dug Confederate Enlistedmans’ Frame Buckle.

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



CSBP 16. Dug Confederate Saddle Shield.

Scarce Confederate Cavalry relic in perfect condition. Found near Gettysburg, PA.



CSBP 17. Dug Leech and Rigdon Plain Sword Belt Tongue. 

This type is fairly common and fits the typical Leech and Rigdon wreath. Provenance uncertain.



CSBP 18. 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 19. 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 fell off while I was photographing the plate so it does indeed have all three belt hooks present. Dug in a yard near Lawrenceburg TN. I purchased this plate directly from the digger.



CSBP 20. Standard Confederate Enlistedman’s “Georgia” Frame Belt Buckle.

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



CSBP 21. 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.



CSBP 22. Dug Wreath for Confederate “Culpeper” Style CS Sword Belt Buckle.

This wreath fits the “Culpeper” tongue with the ball serifs. Belt loop is missing in action but it would still certainly make a dug ball serif CS tongue more displayable. Dug recently near Orange VA. by Robert Coli. 



CSBP 23. Dug Confederate Enlistedmans Belt Plate.

A screaming “Army of Tennessee” Solid Cast Brass CS Belt Plate. No ground action at all. Super slick patina and the “CS” really stands out on this one. Top of the line. Dug near Branchville SC. many years ago. 



CSBP 24. Dug Confederate Wreath for Richmond Arsenal “CS” Tongue and Wreath Saber Belt Buckle.

Very nice condition and ready to match with your tongue. Totally untouched with the dirt still on it. Dug by Jason Hinton near Varina VA.