Civil War Relicman
Harry Ridgeway
Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!)
http://relicman.com/

Ridgeway Reference Library, Civil War plates and buckles
833..Confederate buckles and plates, stamped rounded corner CS plates

This is the "Ridgeway Reference Archive", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission. This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only
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Most information on this page is from:
Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795 - 1874, by Sydney C. Kerksis
Confederate Belt Buckles & Plates, by Steve E Mullinax
American Military Belt Plates, by Michael J. O'Donnell & J.Duncan Campbell


Confederate rectangle belt plate, CS, rounded corner, stamped, Confederate wartime manufacture
Buckle depicts "CS" and is a rectangle belt plate broadly used in the Confederacy. This style is noted for CS on a rectangle with narrow border, and rounded corners. Modern collectors sometimes refer to this as the "sardine lid" pattern, based on similar shape to the canned fish container, however that is not a contemporary term. Plate is stamped onto sheet brass, hooks were made from scraps of sheet, soldered in place, the plate was never filled.
Ref: Mullinax Expanded Edition, Plates 133 to 135.

P0316...Confederate rectangle belt plate, CS, rounded corner, stamped, Confederate wartime manufacture.
P0316.jpg (22259 bytes) P0316B.jpg (25305 bytes) Buckle depicts "CS" and is a rectangle belt plate broadly used in the Confederacy. This style is noted for CS on a rectangle with narrow border, and rounded corners. Modern collectors sometimes refer to this as the "sardine lid" pattern, based on similar shape to the canned fish container, however that is not a contemporary term. Plate is stamped onto sheet brass, hooks were made from scraps of sheet, soldered in place, the plate was never filled. Plate measures 58mm X 85mm. Dug plate is whole and solid, small cracks are typical, hooks intact. Recovered: not known.
Ref: Mullinax Expanded Edition, Plates 133 to 135.

P0787...Confederate rectangle belt plate, CS, rounded corner, stamped, Confederate wartime manufacture., bullet struck.
Buckle depicts "CS" and is a rectangle belt plate broadly used in the Confederacy. This style is noted for CS on a rectangle with narrow border, and rounded corners. Modern collectors sometimes refer to this as the "sardine lid" pattern, based on similar shape to the canned fish container, however that is not a contemporary term. Plate is stamped onto sheet brass, hooks were made from scraps of sheet, soldered in place, the plate was never filled. Dug plate, hooks intact, bullet hole penetrated this plate. Recovered: trench lines at Resaca, Georgia, digger provided a map showing location. This actual plate was published in the NST Vol XXIII No 5 (Sept - Oct 96) page 38, an article on bullet struck plates, the the bullet shown in the article is for illustration only, bullets do not stick in these things. Also the article got the location wrong, but map and a statement from the owner has been provided showing the correct location as Resaca Ga.
Ref: Mullinax Expanded Edition, Plates 133 to 135.