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.
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.
Gift of Isaac B. Sniffen
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.