Each (epaulet): 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (10.8 x 19.1 x 13.3 cm)
Box: 5 x 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 24.8 x 17.1 cm
embroidered insignia: centered inside crescent: "7"
in relief: on button: "A"
stamped: on fasteners: "LEFT" and "RIGHT"
engraved: on fasteners: "Presented to / Major Edgar S. Hawkins / by 1st & 2d Regts U.S.V. & other / Citizens of New York."
Pair of presentation epaulets; rigid, gold lace-covered strap with silver button embossed with a shield-breasted eagle, the shield bearing the letter "A"; silver embroidered "7" centered inside silver crescent; three layers of silver bullion fringe, the outermost measuring approximately 3 1/2 inches in length and 1/2 inch in diameter; padded rose silk lining and brass strap fastener with engraved inscription; in black painted metal storage box which is oval in shape with half-cylindrical indentations at center front and back, with a hinged lid with flat top and wire handle, and an oval interior compartment, also with hinged lid, at center of base.
Gift of Joseph B. Brenauer
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