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Shoulder loops

Object Number: 
INV.8299
Medium: 
textile, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 15 x 9 in. ( 2.5 x 38.1 x 22.9 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Shoulder straps, Cavalry, with letter. Taken off S.D. Ramseur: the shoulder straps are cavalry- Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur was commanding infantry at the time of his death. The letter from the Battle of Winchester. The history here is the important thing without the letter- nothing. Bruce Bazelon, 1988
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group