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What were Civil War belt buckles made of?

What were Civil War belt buckles made of?

Proudly MADE in USA. This CS Oval Lead Filled Belt Plate was standard Civil War issue for the the Confederate soldier. The one piece belt plate buckle is lead filled stamped sheet brass with the brass hooks on the back embedded in the lead.

What does CS mean on a belt buckle?

Confederate Rounded-Corner “CS” Buckle.

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Where did Lee surrender and who did Lee surrender to?

In Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 Confederate troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War.

What is the size of a baby buckle?

The size of the buckle is 71 mm x 41 mm and is often referred to as the “baby” U.S. plate because of its size. They are about 2/3 the size of the standard Civil War U.S. belt buckle. There were far fewer of these small size buckles made compared to its larger counterpart.

What is the size of this buckle from the Civil War?

The buckle measures about 53 mm x 85 mm, has a very nice patina and all the bumps and scrapes one would expect. This item was purchased many years ago from Horse Soldier and came from a large Gettysburg/Antietam collection from Maryland.

What happened to the brass hooks on this Confederate buckle?

All of its brass hooks are missing which is common with this buckle, since they were just soldered on, but there is plenty of evidence that they were there. See page 187 of Steve Mullinax’s Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, Expanded Edition for examples of this style of plate.

What is a convex plate belt buckle?

The face of the convex plate is edged with double borders with one tiny edge nick. This is a rare version of the Civil War U.S. belt buckle that you seldom see. It is the style referred to by collectors as the “Medium” size buckle. It has the overall measurements of 46.4 mm x 78.4 mm which puts it between the small and large size belt buckles.

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