box: 1 1/8 x 9 3/8 x 5 1/4 in. ( 2.9 x 23.8 x 13.3 cm )
handwritten: on box lid: "Col Wm Smith. / Chief Paymaster / U. S. Army / "Army Building" / St Paul / Minn. / Uniform / Shoulder / knots."
Pair of gold braid shoulder knots in box; "P.D." flanked by oak leaves embroidered in metal thread against black velvet ground; reverse lined with dark blue wool felt, with metal hinged fastener.
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