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Confederate Waist Belt, Cap Box and Southern Nation Belt Plate
Item #: AA1413
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This is a Confederate used waist belt with a Confederate made cap box and a regulation US belt plate turned upside down to represent the "Southern Nation". The leather belt is approximately 30" in length, with a 2" width that tapers to 1 1/2" at the ends. The leather is dry, causing the outside of the belt to have a pebbled surface. It looks as though this could have been a Union cartridge box sling, as there are two small slits on the back of the belt that an eagle breast plate drops right into. The belt plate is the standard Pattern 1839 oval US plate the Union used throughout the war. The plate has a dark chocolate patina, retains the lead backing and has all three hooks. The two that attach the plate to the belt are of the arrow design. The cap box is most definitely of Confederate construction. The thick one piece back and front flap, lead closure finial and wide one piece belt loop all scream rebel made! The stitching on the box is tight and strong, and both ears are still attached to the box. The closure tab is missing, and this has allowed the flap of the box to become rigid in the half closed position. This belt rig comes out of the Stones River area of Tennessee from a family that owned land on that bloody battlefield back in the winter of 1862-63. The oral history has it that this was worn by an Alabama Infantryman that died on the property. There were 13 Alabama Infantry Regiments listed at Stones River, but the majority of them were in the First Brigade of Zachariah Deas. Deas commanded the brigade in the division of Major General Jones Withers. This sure as shootin' early war Confederate belt rig will look great in any southern collection.
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Your Price $2,995.00 USD