|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|
"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."
Howard, R. G.
Battle of Blackburn's Ford
Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run