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Object Name Epaulet
Catalog Number 0985.13.00879b
Description Epaulet: One of a pair of epaulets (.13.879a-b) consisting of brass crescents with gold thread fringe on shoulder boards. The boards have yellow silk liners.
Dimensions L-7 inches
Owned John Winfield
Owner Regiment 7th Virginia Cavalry, Co. B (2nd), "Letcher's Brook Gap Guards"
Provenance Captain John Quincy Winfield wore this pair of epaulets. He served under Brig. Gen. Turner Ashby in Co. B (2nd), 7th Virginia Cavalry, "Letcher's Brook Gap Guards." Winfield organized this company in 1860 in Rockingham County. He resigned his commission due to a hereditary illness, scrofula, in June 1862. Winfield died on July 29, 1892 in Broadway, Virginia.
People Winfield, John
Subjects uniforms