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Object Name Epaulet
Catalog Number 0985.04.00032b
Description Epaulet : One of a pair of epaulets (.4.32a-b) made of gold thread braid shoulder boards with Kentucky State Seal cuff buttons at each shoulder, black velvet pads with gold thread letters "BGG" applied to the surface, and black cotton liners with brass fittings.
Dimensions L-7.5 inches
Owned John M. Porter
Owner Regiment 1st Kentucky Cavalry
Made J. H. Wilson
Provenance The donor history states, "Epaulettes worn by John M. Porter. He enlisted in November 1861 with Capt. Johnson of 1st KY Cavalry. Served with Gen. Simon B. Buckner and Gen. John H. Morgan. Captured by the enemy and imprisoned at Johnson's Island."
People Porter, John M.
Search Terms Johnson's Island Military Prison
Subjects uniforms
Insignia
POW's
Prisoners of war