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Shoulder strap

Object Number: 
INV.14320
Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Metal, wool, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 x 4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 0.6 x 10.2 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular black felt bar edged with gold lace, with gold metal anchor in center; layer of black silk fastened to bottom.
Gallery Label: 
This United States Navy shoulder strap, attributed to the Civil War era, could designate a Lieutenant prior to regulation changes made in August 1862. After that date the anchor and braid identified an Ensign.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group