each: 4 1/4 x 8 x 5 3/4 in. ( 10.8 x 20.3 x 14.6 cm )
Pair of colonel's epaulets; rigid strap with silver embroidered eagle on gold lace ground, and gilded brass crescent with roll of gold thread embroidery around outer edge; three layers of gold bullion fringe, the outermost measuring 3 3/8 inches in length and 1/2 inch in diameter; padded yellow silk lining with metal hooks and lace ties for fastening.
According to the accession records, these epaulets belonged to Abner Doubleday (1819-1893). Doubleday graduated from West Point in 1842 and served in the Mexican and Civil Wars. He is best known as the inventor of baseball.
Gift of Mrs. Thomas A. Eddy
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