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Object Name Epaulet
Catalog Number 0985.11.00079b
Date ca. 1840-1850
Description Epaulet: One of a pair of epaulets (.11.79a-b) consisting of brass crescents with gold thread fringe on shoulder boards. The boards have yellow silk liners. The hooks and a portion of the gold fringe are missing from one epaulet.
Dimensions W-5 L-7 inches
Owned Nathaniel Banks; unidentified Confederate soldiers
Event Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Provenance Union General Nathaniel Banks wore this pair of epaulets. Confederate soldiers captured them from him during his flight through the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.
People Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss
unidentified Confederate soldiers
Search Terms items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Subjects uniforms
Insignia