|Civil War Relicman
|Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!)|
|P0859...Confederate tongue and wreath buckle,
CS, Haiman style,
keepers and wreath adorned with oak leaves, cast, Confederate wartime manufacture.
Buckle depicts "CS" and is a two part tongue and wreath plate broadly used in the Confederacy. This style is noted for lettering enhanced with fancy points, wreath with oak leaves, and keepers adorned with oak leaves. Plate is cast, tongue disc bar is flat, disc bar is rounded behind the disc, wreath has a channel and there is usually a prominent casting or vent sprue on the back. Plate is believed to have been made by Haiman brothers of Columbus Georgia, there can be many variations one casting to the next. Plate measures: tongue keeper 50.1mm, wreath keeper 50.0mm, wreath 50.5mm. Dug buckle, both halves dug together. Recovered: Atlanta campaign near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Ref: Mullinax Expanded Edition, Plates 015 to 018.