Shoulder strap

Object Number: 
1936.444
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Textile, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 3.8 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed paper label: affixed to reverse: ". . . 1861 / 15 DUTCH STREET, / NEW YORK."
Description: 
Rectangular shoulder strap with two gilded metal maple(?) leaves on black textile ground inside gilded metal border.
Gallery Label: 
This shoulder strap is identified in the accession records as a "Civil War item" associated with the donor's father, Dr. Gabriel Grant (1826-1909), and said to designate the rank of major. Dr. Grant was Surgeon of the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers and later appointed Surgeon-in-Chief of Division.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Madison Grant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group