Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates). It was produced in one of the many small shops across Virginia which worked tirelessly to provide military supplies for the Confederacy. " /> [CIVIL WAR]. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. Sword belt plate, 2-piece tongue and wreath, Virginia style. <I>1 7/8 x 3¼ in., even brown patina, tongue slightly bent, apparently recovered from the ground at a Civil War site.</I> The tongue and wreath sword belt plate was typically worn by Confederate officers of all ranks. Although there was a standard pattern for this type of plate, there were several variants which identify the manufacturer or region of manufacture. This plate is "Virginia style" (#006 in Steve Mullinax's <I>Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates</I>). It was produced in one of the many small shops across Virginia which worked tirelessly to provide military supplies for the Confederacy. | Christie's