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Object Name Epaulet
Catalog Number 0985.13.00878b
Description Epaulet: One of a pair of epaulets (.13.878a-b) consisting of brass crescents with gold thread fringe on shoulder boards. The boards have yellow silk liners.
Dimensions L-7 inches
Owned Thomas A. Dobyns
Owner Regiment 55th Virginia Infantry, Co. A
Provenance 1st Lt. Thomas A. Dobyns of Tappahannock, Virginia wore this pair of epaulets. He enlisted in Co. A, 55th Virginia Infantry in April 1861 and served until the end of the war. (Regimental history states that he resigned in August 1861.) Dobyns died in 1871.
People Dobyns, Thomas A.
Subjects uniforms