Shoulder loops (pair)
overall (each): 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 5 3/8 in. ( 1.3 x 6.7 x 13.7 cm )
cast: center of each button: "C" stamped: reverse of each button: "SUPERIOR QUALITY"
Pair of gray wool cavalry shoulder loops with gold-colored metal buttons marked "C" at the ends.
These cavalry shoulder loops were taken off the jacket of Major General Stephen D. Ramseur. Ramseur was wounded and captured by Sheridan in the Battle of Winchester, and was commanding infantry at the time of his death. This information comes from both a letter found with the loops dated Oct. 22, 1864, from J. Y Culyer, the chief clerk of the U.S. Sanitation Commission, and military uniform historian Bruce Bazelon (1988).
Gift of J. Y. Culyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.