|Civil War Relicman
|Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!)|
|P0755. / P0756...Confederate tongue and wreath buckle,
CS, letters without serifs on lined background, keepers are plain and
rounded, wreath adorned with concentric rings, 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 plain letters without serifs, lined background with a border, wreath is plain with concentric rings, and plain keepers. Plate is cast, tongue disc bar is flat, disc bar is curved behind the disc, wreath has a channel which is interrupted by the keeper bar. Plate was likely manufactured in New Orleans, based on similarity of style with other patterns produced there. Plate measures: tongue keeper 54mm, wreath keeper 54.5mm, wreath 49.3mm. Dug plate is a marriage, both pieces are absolutely correct and fit is perfect. Recovered: Tongue (P0756) recovered by Ronnie Short, Memphis Tennessee, wreath (P0755) recovered by David Ballentine, Corinth Mississippi.
Ref: Mullinax Expanded Edition, Plate 060.