|Description||Epaulet: One of a pair of epaulets (.13.294a-b) consisting of gold thread with semi-circular rounds of brass. The shoulder boards are gold thread with gold thread stars on each board. The undersides are yellow silk.|
|Owned||Joseph Ferdinand Kent|
4th Virginia Infantry, Co. A, "Wythe Grays"
Wythe County Home Guards
|Provenance||Lt. Col. Joseph Ferdinand Kent wore this pair of epaulets. He entered the Confederate service as captain of the Wythe Grays, a volunteer company raised by him in 1859, at the time of the John Brown Raid.|
Kent, Joseph Ferdinand