Shoulder straps (pair)
Silk, metal, paper
overall (each): 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. ( 1 x 6.4 x 13.7 cm )
Pair of shoulder straps with maple leaves at each end against green velvet ground, metal thread embroidered border; reverse lined with dark brown paper.
These shoulder straps were worn by Wickham Hoffman (b. 1821). He served as Assistant Adjutant-General on Sherman's staff in 1862, and Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff to Major-General Canby in 1865. He is buried at Arlington Cemetary.
Gift of William Hoffman, Francis Burrall Hoffman, Murray Hoffman, and Albert Lincoln Hoffman
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