Brigadier general shoulder straps worn by John Rutter Brooke

Brigadier general shoulder straps worn by John Rutter Brooke

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Description (Brief)
Shoulder straps worn by John Rutter Brooke when he held the rank of brigadier general in the United States Army. The two shoulder straps feature a five point star on a black fabric field with gold metallic thread border. Brooke was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers in 1864 and held the rank in the regular army from 1888-1897.
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Other Terms
Insignia; Army; Shoulder Strap; Staff; Brigadier General; Officer
Brooke, John Rutter
Physical Description
cloth (overall material)
overall, boxed: 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
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Civil War
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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