Shoulder straps (2)
each: 4 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 12.1 x 3.8 x 0.6 cm )
Two rectangular shoulder straps, each with two gold embroidered maple(?) leaves on blue velvet ground at center and gold embroidered border.
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.
Gift of Mr. Madison Grant
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