Confederate Standard Frame Buckle Portion with Fixed Tongues

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Item: Confederate Standard Frame Buckle Portion with Fixed Tongues.
Construction: Solid cast brass. 
Condition: Fair, excavated. This portion represents approximately one-third of a complete buckle. The brass has a dark brown-green patina. The additional images will clearly show the manufacturing crudeness, typical of Confederate military products. There are no cracks or repairs.
Recovered: Sharpsburg, MD
Approximate size:
 29 x 70 mm. 
Reference: Other examples of standard frame buckles are pictured in:

  • "Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates" by Lon W. Keim, M.D. on pages 13 & 157.
  • "Civil War Artifacts" by Howard Crouch, page 222, item 3.
  • "Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates" by Steve E. Mullinax on page 86 as plate 152 (also in later "Expanded Edition" of same book on page 99, plate 173)
  • "Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of The Civil War" by Stanley S. Phillip, page 49, items 4.
  • "Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795-1874", by Sydney C. Kerksis on page 554.

See the above pages in the additional images.

Comments: According to Lon W. Keim, M.D., author of "Confederate General Service Accoutrement Plates", these buckles were "perhaps the most reliable of all Civil War accoutrement plates. Without movable parts or soldered hooks, these sturdy plates were virtually impervious to the rigors of field wear." Clearly the example offered in this listing wasn't that impervious as some significant event tore this buckle apart. This Confederate frame buckle portion will be an excellent addition to any excavated Civil War plate, battlefield, or general relic collection.


Product Code:
PC10219

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