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    Civil War buckle?

    I dug this at a property in Buchannan Va that was occupied during the Civil War. It was bent when I dug it but i carefully straightened it out some. Ive been told its some type of buckle from the period but id love to have more info if anyone knows more about it.
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    looks like a suspender clip. note where it looks like that tange broke off. Weather its civil was, I cant say..

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    I’d say suspender clip as well. Cool find, civil war or not!
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    As stated - suspender clip. I would guess post CW but still 19th C.

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    As the others have said, it's a suspender buckle. That style is post civil war era and would date to the late 1870's up to the early 1890's. It's a good find.
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    Thanks for all the info.

 

 

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