Pair of General of the Army shoulder straps worn by William T. Sherman

Description
Pair of shoulder straps worn by William Tecumseh Sherman when he held the rank of General of the Army after the Civil War. The two shoulder straps are embroidered in metallic thread with the coat of arms of the United States, an eagle facing left over three American flags, between two five point stars with a gold border. Sherman designed these straps in 1872 for his use as General of the Army, and wore them until his resignation from the post of Commanding General of the United States Army in 1883.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
insignia, pair of
date made
ca 1872
wearer
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Physical Description
cloth (overall material)
metallic thread (overall material)
Measurements
overall, box: 3 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 13.335 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
AF*15941
catalog number
15941
accession number
59388
subject
Military
Army
William Tecumseh Sherman
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.