American Civil War
During the American Civil War the Confederate army utilized a wide assortment of belts, especially in the early stages. Despite the notion that every soldier bore the classic brass oval "CS" buckle, a great number wore roller buckle belts.
Records show a Sylvester P. Slade who had voluntarily enlisted in just outside of Syracuse NY. in Baldwinsville on August 24th 1861. Sylvester re-enlisted on December 25th 1963 and would see out his entire service with the 1st Regiment New York Light Artillery (Battery B).