Pair of First Lieutenant epaulets worn by William T. Sherman

Pair of First Lieutenant epaulets worn by William T. Sherman

Description
One pair of gold epaulets worn by William Tecumseh Sherman in 1865 when he was serving as a First Lieutenant in the Third Artillery, US Army. The epaulets, made of gold thread embroidery and gold coiled fringe, are ornamented with a raised gold embroidered "3" regimental insignia, although the 3 seems to have been removed from one of the pair.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1841
associated date
1832-1872
associated person
Sherman, William Tecumseh
maker
Horstmann Brothers & Company
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
metallic thread, gilt (overall material)
Measurements
overall (mounted): 12 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 26.67 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
AF.15940
catalog number
15940
accession number
59388
Credit Line
Hon. P. Tecumseh Sherman
subject
Army
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Data Source
National Museum of American History