Pair of First Lieutenant epaulets worn by William T. Sherman

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
insignia, pair of
date made
ca 1841
associated date
associated person
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Horstmann Brothers & Company
Physical Description
metallic thread, gilt (overall material)
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
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
William Tecumseh Sherman
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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