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
899..Confederate buckles and plates, miscellaneous "nondescript" and others

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 knapsack hooks, English import

P0795...Confederate "nondescript" buckle, rectangle "D" shape, likely Confederate wartime manufacture.

P0796...Confederate "nondescript" buckle, rectangle "D" shape, likely Confederate wartime manufacture.

P0797...Confederate "nondescript" buckle, rectangle "D" shape, likely Confederate wartime manufacture.

P0798...Confederate "nondescript" buckle, rectangle "D" shape, likely Confederate wartime manufacture.

P0799...Confederate "nondescript" buckle, rectangle "D" shape, likely Confederate wartime manufacture.

P1930...Confederate "nondescript" buckle, rectangle "D" shape, likely Confederate wartime manufacture.


Confederate "nondescript" buckle, rounded "D" shape, likely Confederate wartime manufacture.
These simple brass buckles were relatively easy to produce, although the resultant relatively narrow belts would not have worn very well. This style is frequently found on Civil War sites, the "D" shape has rounded corners, with a single fastener.
Ref: Keim "Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates", plates 559 through 562.

P1599...Confederate "nondescript" buckle, rounded "D" shape, likely Confederate wartime manufacture.
P1599A.JPG (22766 bytes) P1599B.JPG (23213 bytes) These simple brass buckles were relatively easy to produce, although the resultant relatively narrow belts would not have worn very well. This style is frequently found on Civil War sites, the "D" shape has rounded corners, with a single fastener. Plates measure: 44.5mm X 25mm. Dug plates, fastener intact. Recovered: Frederick County, Virginia by Harry Ridgeway in the 1960's.
Ref: Keim "Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates", plates 559 through 562.
Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia


Other "nondescript" buckles
These simple brass buckles may or may not have been used in the Civil War but have been found on battlefields.
Ref: Keim "Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates", not listed.

P1600...Other "nondescript" buckles.
P1600A.JPG (20957 bytes) P1600B.JPG (19847 bytes) These simple brass buckles may or may not have been used in the Civil War but have been found on battlefields. Recovered: Frederick County, Virginia by Steve Baker.
Ref: Keim "Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates", not listed.
Old Court House Civil War Museum, Winchester, Virginia.