Confederate States of America Belt Plate

Physical Description
Copper, oval shaped with a raised rim and raised "CS" in center.
General History
Belt plates, like this one, were used to signal the side or state for which a soldier fought. This belt plate was for a Confederate soldier.
Currently not on view
Object Name
belt plate
date made
ca 1861
associated date
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 8.89 cm x .635 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
related event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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