Update

Visitors ages 12 and older are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Learn more >

Shoulder straps (2)

Object Number: 
1936.443ab
Date: 
1860-1865
Medium: 
Textile
Dimensions: 
each: 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in. ( 13.3 x 7 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Two shoulder straps, each with two gold embroidered maple(?) leaves on dark blue wool felt ground inside rectangular gold embroidered border.
Gallery Label: 
These shoulder straps are identified in the accession records as "Civil War item[s]" associated with the donor's father, Dr. Gabriel Grant (1826-1909), and said to designate the rank of major. Dr. Grant was Surgeon of the 2nd New Jersey Volunteers and later appointed Surgeon-in-Chief of Division.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Madison Grant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group