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Object Name Epaulet
Catalog Number 0985.13.00294a
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.
Dimensions L-7.5 inches
Owned Joseph Ferdinand Kent
Owner Regiment 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.
People Kent, Joseph Ferdinand
Subjects uniforms