#BP-0046 Excavated Brandy Station, VA. $125.00
U.S 1851 Saber Belt Plate #BP-0022 $280.00
Excavated with keeper near Battle of Brandy Station, VA
U.S. "Baby" Plate or Buckle Plate depicts "US", and was used by the Federal army as well as the states. Plate is oval following the Federal Regulation of 1839, and was designed to secure a belt fitted over a soldier's jacket used to carry his cartridge and cap box, or used as ornamentation on the cartridge box. Most of the small sized plates were manufactured in the 1840's and 1850's. $110.00
U.S Belt Buckle #BP-0025 $120.00
Excavated with arrow hooks in Remington (Rappahannock Station), Fauquier Co.
Two Battles were fought at Rappahannock Station where there was a Confederate Fort and Railroad Bridge.
Snake Buckle commonly used by the Confederacy #BP-0032
British Mfg imported into the south for use during the
War of Southern Oppression. This appears to be of the 18th C style.
but have been used for years by the British Military. 1 3/4 " length. Excavated Fredericksburg, VA. $175.00
Accouterments, Buckles and Plates
Carbine sling buckle, regulation 1841 for cavalry. This plain buckle was used to fasten a shoulder sling, from which the cavalryman could hang his carbine when riding. Construction is simple cast brass, bar is brazed to frame, flippers were cast and then bent into place. A cast brass end plate was fastened to the strap with rivets, intended to give rigidity to end of the wide leather belt, sometimes called a "batwing" by modern collectors. Size and thickness varies, some may have been manufactured by small contractors or could be Confederate copies.