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Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates

CSBP 1. Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Rig.

Very nice “Army of Tennessee” solid cast brass CS Belt Plate paired with a Confederate Accoutrement belt. The belt was formerly in Steve Mullinax’s collection and has his inventory tag attached. The buckle is not original to the belt which is unfortunately torn at the point of attachment. It does display well with it nonetheless and could be repaired. The buckle is in fantastic condition with “spun hooks” and original black paint in the recesses. 



 CSBP 2. Dug Confederate “Richmond Arsenal” Saber Belt Buckle.

An absolute beauty with both pieces found a belt length apart. Super matching green patina. Found long ago in a Confederate Cavalry camp near Petersburg VA.



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 South Carolina Militia Belt Plate.

Attractive looking example in spite of minor rim chatter. Dug in Northern VA.



CSBP 7. Dug Issacs and Campbell “Snake” Buckle.

Standard variant that actually has goose heads on the “S” shaped hook. This is the buckle that was issued in quantity to Confederate Troops and imported through the blockade from England. Issacs and Campbell of London produced these belt rigs and complete sets of accoutrements under contract. Provenance uncertain. Missing keeper.



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 Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Exceptional dug “Atlanta Arsenal” solid cast brass CSA Belt Plate with all attachment hooks. Found many years ago in General Joseph E. Johnston’s Winter camps near Dalton GA. Beautiful untouched green patina. 

$3650.00 HOLD S.W.


CSBP 13. Dug Confederate Enlisted Man’s Belt Buckle.

Rare medium size “Wishbone” Frame Buckle in excellent condition. These are very hard to find. Provenance uncertain. Ex. Sam Padgett Collection.



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 Enlisted Man’s Belt Plate.

Fantastic early dug example of the stamped brass CS “Egg” oval belt buckle. Loosely patterned after the M-1839 US Belt Plate. Slick chocolate brown patina and intact remnants of the iron wire hooks on the reverse. This one is a screamer with verbal provenance of Gen. Braxton Bragg’s 1863 Duck River Line, Middle Tennessee. 



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. Confederate Enlistedmans Accoutrement Belt.

Classic Atlanta Arsenal Belt with a fantastic “C.S.A.” Belt Plate. Supple leather. Ex. Gary Bisacky Collection. 



CSBP 19. 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 20. Dug Confederate Enlistedman’s Belt Plate.

Flawless Stamped Brass “Breckinridge” CS Belt Plate with a killer chocolate brown patina. Provenance uncertain. Extremely hard to find in this condition.



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 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 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.



CSBP 24. 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 25. Dug Confederate Enlistedmans “CS Egg” Belt Plate.

Rarely encountered with attachment hooks intact. These were fashioned from telegraph wire and soldered on. Plate is in great condition with a strongly stamped “CS”. Provenance uncertain but more of these have been found in Tennessee than anywhere else. The best of the best. Comes with a Certificate of authenticity from the Horse Soldier in Gettysburg.



CSBP 26. Dug Louisiana Militia Belt Plate.

One of the sharpest examples I have seen. Take a look at how detailed this buckle is. Great patina as well. Found on Signal Mountain overlooking Chattanooga TN. No repairs or issues. Comes with documentation from Harry Ridgeway of Winchester VA.



CSBP 27. 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 28. 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.



CSBP 29. Confederate Enlistedmans Accoutrement Belt.

Great looking “Rope Border” CS Oval Belt Plate on its original leather belt. No issues or repairs.