This is an early form of the standard officer plate first issued in 1851 and used through all the American Civil War. These buckles were worn by Union and Confederate soldiers and were most often on the sword belt rig.
It is solid cast brass with a highly detailed eagle on the face as shown. 100% GUARANTEED authentic and original as described and pictured. The item "Fine Civil War M1851 eagle sword belt plate, Union and Confederate used" is in sale since Friday, May 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Belts & Belt Buckles".
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