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Object Name Epaulet
Catalog Number 0985.13.00293b
Description Epaulet: One of a pair of epaulets (.13.293a-b) consisting of gold thread with semi-circular rounds of brass. The shoulder boards are gold thread with no rank or insignia. The undersides are yellow silk.
Dimensions L-7 inches
Owned James W. Newton
Owner Regiment 5th Virginia Infantry, Co. E, "Augusta Grays"
Event Battle of Fisher's Hill
Provenance Major James W. Newton wore this pair of epaulets. Newton participated in the Battle of First Manassas on July 21, 1861. He was promoted to Major on March 17, 1863, retroactive to August 29, 1862. Newton was wounded and lost a leg at the Battle at Fisher's Hill on September 19, 1864.
People Newton, James W.
Search Terms Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Battle of Fisher's Hill
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864
Subjects uniforms
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries