Wednesday, January 22, 2014


For every nice US or CS marked buckle relic hunters dig from the battlefields or the siege lines, they dig probably three dozen or more buckles of the everyday garden variety. These buckles aren't fancy, but they were just as necessary to the soldiers in the field as the brass ones that supported their pants or their swords. Their variety and usages are endless. Most were made of iron, but many were of brass, and some were even made of pewter. Perhaps some gifted writer will someday attempt to catalog and describe this common and ubiquitious artifact of war.

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