Epaulets (pair)

Object Number: 
ca. 1861
Textile, metal
each: 4 x 8 x 5 3/4 in. ( 10.2 x 20.3 x 14.6 cm )
Pair of lieutenant's(?) epaulets; rigid, gold lace-covered strap with gilded metal button embossed with eagle insignia; gilded brass crescent with roll of gold thread embroidery around outer edge; three layers of gold bullion fringe, the outermost measuring 3 1/4 inches in length and 1/4 inch in diameter; padded red silk lining and brass channel fastener with spring mounted hook.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, these epaulets were worn by John A. Sniffen as a second and first lieutenant in the 6th Co. of the 7th Regiment, National Guard, New York, April 1861.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Isaac B. Sniffen
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group