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The excavated two piece CS sword or accoutrement belt buckle shown here is believed to have been manufactured in Richmond, Virginia and is only associated with the Army of Northern Virginia.
Many more infantrymen served with the Army of Northern Virginia than cavalrymen, yet far more cavalry sword belts with two piece buckles survive than do infantry accoutrement belts. It is my belief that most of this pattern were issued to cavalrymen on sword belts even though there are surviving examples of infantry accoutrement belts utilizing this pattern buckle.
The buckle is 50mm tall and 81mm wide. It is in perfect original condition. It has a verbal provenance of having been excavated at Sharpsburg, MD on private land.