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We tend to think of Civil War reenactment as a modern phenomenon, a way for people in the 20th and 21st centuries to experience a taste of what the conflict was like. But in fact, staged battles began while the war was still underway. Known as “sham battles,” “mock battles” or “mimic battles,” these battles were enacted for a variety of reasons: entertainment, practice and to demonstrate to civilians back home what happened during the war.
Lead the way to your next conflict with, this Antiqued Brass finish belt plate was standard Civil War army issue for the Confederate soldier. The one piece CS belt plate buckle is fully functional; lead filled stamped sheet brass with three brass prong hooks on the back embedded in the lead for attaching the belt.
It is an exact copy of originals with attention to detail and is perfect for reenactments and costumes.
America’s bloodiest clash, the sectional conflict of the Civil War (1861-65) pitted the Union against the Confederate States of America and resulted in the death of more than 620,000, with millions more injured.
Clean the metal buckle with a nonabrasive metal cleaner. Wipe down with a soft cloth and remove any residual with mild soap and warm water. Your badge may be cleaned with regular dish soap and water as well. Dry thoroughly.