Civil War Buckles and Belts

Buckles of the Union and Confederate Armies

 

In any Civil War reenactment, regardless of how rigid the requirements for authenticity, there is one item of the soldiers uniform that has to be right. Even though the Union and Confederate armies had similar styles of belt buckles each had their own unique identifying characteristics.

 There were several standard US Army belt plates. There is the rectangular buckle made of cast brass with an Eagle and Union shield with a separate silver wreath attached. This buckle was worn by officers, non-commissioned officers and mounted soldiers. Another was a round cartridge box-shoulder belt buckle with eagle. This buckle was used with a sword belt as well. The most worn Union buckle was the enlisted mans, oval shaped, cast brass belt plate with raised US letters.

The most common Confederate buckle was a frame type buckle. There were rectangular and oval cast buckles came with either the CSA or CS letters as. Stamped copper buckles backed by lead were common too. The Confederate states were not as industrialized like those of the Union.States.

Early in the war the southern states had a shortage of foundries and many confederate soldiers hand made their buckles just as they did their belts.

Our store has wide variety of the reproduction buckles and belts for sale. You can get a reenactment quality Civil War belt and buckle set, or just the buckle, at prices that will be hard to beat any where else. Of course depending on how much a reenactor is willing to pay for authenticity an authentic buckle is an option.

Don't forget that you can always find reproduction civil war swords and guns along with other needed gear, in our reenactment department department!

Solid Brass US Civil War Infantry Soldiers US Union Army Soldier Belt Buckle
Solid Brass US Civil War Infantry Soldiers US Union Army Soldier Belt Buckle
$9.99
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Antique Brass STAR Civil War Soldier US Army Soldiers Belt Buckle arrow hooks
Antique Brass STAR Civil War Soldier US Army Soldiers Belt Buckle arrow hooks
$9.99
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3 Brass CS Civil War Infantry Soldier CSA Army Soldiers Confederate Belt Buckle
3 Brass CS Civil War Infantry Soldier CSA Army Soldiers Confederate Belt Buckle
$9.99
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Antique Style Civil War Belt Buckle Plate Texas Star SOLID Brass
Antique Style Civil War Belt Buckle Plate Texas Star SOLID Brass
$13.99
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Antique Style Military Civil War Union Soldier US Belt Buckle Plate SOLID Brass
Antique Style Military Civil War Union Soldier US Belt Buckle Plate SOLID Brass
$25.00
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Replica Civil War Belt Buckle US
Replica Civil War Belt Buckle US
$5.00
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