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Object Name Epaulet
Catalog Number 0985.10.00123
Date 1861-1865
Description Epaulet: The single epaulet consists of red wool with a red and yellow thread woven wool band to give the appearance of fringe on a shoulder board.
Dimensions W-6 L-9 inches
Owned R. G. Howard
Owner Regiment 21st South Carolina Infantry, Co. I, Bonham's Brigade
Event Battle of First Manassas / Bull Run
Provenance "The single [poor man's epaulet] was homemade during the war to imitate the brass and gilt epaulettes worn by high ranking Union officers. This one belonged to Capt. R. G. Howard of Bonham's Brigade. It was distributed as a distinguishing badge in anticipation of an attack by Union forces at Mitchell's Ford," prior to the battle of First Manassas.

"Flannel epaulet used as a distinguishing badge, worn by Col. R. G. Howard, July 1861."
People Howard, R. G.
Search Terms Battle of Blackburn's Ford
Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Manassas Campaign
Subjects uniforms
Insignia