Gilt cast brass with applied die-struck tongue disc. Scroll on the tree displays crude state map with “MAP OF ALABAMA” marked on it. Alabama ordered a quantity of these styles from New York “importer and manufacturer of military goods” (B&M) shortly before the civil war. You can have this buckle put on a belt by choosing one from our Belts page.
"American Military Belt Plates” by Michael J. O'Donnell & Duncan Campbell, Pg. 226, Plate #348, “Confederate Belt Buckles and Plates” by Steve E. Mullinax, Pg. 107 plate #190