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.

Date Made: ca 1861Associated Date: 1861-1862

Related Event: Civil WarCivil War and Reconstruction


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military, Civil War, Military

Exhibition: Price of Freedom

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.60667MCatalog Number: 60667MAccession Number: 223708Collector/Donor Number: SK423

Object Name: belt plateOther Terms: insignia; CSA, Army; Belt Plate

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 8.89 cm x .635 cm


Record Id: nmah_439646

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