Shoulder straps (pair)

Object Number: 
1956.218ab
Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Silk, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. ( 1 x 6.4 x 13.7 cm )
Description: 
Pair of shoulder straps with maple leaves at each end against green velvet ground, metal thread embroidered border; reverse lined with dark brown paper.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William Hoffman, Francis Burrall Hoffman, Murray Hoffman, and Albert Lincoln Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group