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
Object Name
insignia, pair of
date made
ca 1841
associated date
1832-1872
associated person
Sherman, William Tecumseh
maker
Horstmann Brothers & Company
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
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
AF*15940
catalog number
15940
accession number
59388
subject
Army
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William Tecumseh Sherman
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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