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Object Name Epaulet
Catalog Number 0985.13.00448a
Date pre-May 1861
Description Epaulet: One of a pair of epaulets (.13.448a-b) consisting of brass crescents with gold thread fringe on shoulder boards. Each shoulder board has one thread bar on the shoulder.
Dimensions W-4 L-6.25 inches
Owned Richard S. Ewell
Owner Regiment 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, Dept. of Richmond
Provenance Lt. General Richard Stoddert Ewell wore this pair of Lieutenant-rank epaulets. He held the rank of second lieutenant in the 1st U.S. Dragoons upon his graduation from the U.S. Military Academy in 1840, and was promoted to first lieutenant in 1845; he resigned his U.S. Army commission on May 7, 1861, to join the Virginia Provisional Army. As he was appointed a colonel of cavalry on May 9, he would no longer have worn these epaulets.
People Ewell, Richard Stoddert
Subjects uniforms
Officers, Military