|Civil War Relicman
|Winchester, Virginia USA (changed hands 70 times in the Civil War!)|
|P1619...Confederate frame buckle, "beveled edge" style,
Confederate wartime manufacture.
The "beveled edge" style frame buckles refers to the class of Confederate frame buckles made integral hooks, flat backs and rounded edges. These frame buckles were made during the war in the Confederacy, they were not used by militia units prior to the war and there was no military need for them after the war. These were simple and highly effective designs that the Confederacy could produce in quantity quickly, and the troops in the field in the early campaigns were equipped with them. Supplies of the various CS plates generally followed later. Plate measures 69.1mm x 56.7mm. Dug buckle, no bends or breaks. Recovered: Spotsylvania Virginia by John Graham.
Ref: Mullinax Expanded Edition, Plate 167.