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Album of Shoulder Straps

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Shoulder straps were grade (rank) insignia worn on the ends of the shoulders. This album contains representative examples of shoulder straps of various periods beginning with pre-Civil War ones. Click on the image or caption to see the page.



[Pre-CW Shoulder Strap] Pre-Civil War Shoulder Straps
[Colonel's Shoulder Strap] Civil War Shoulder Straps: Field Officers

[Shoulder Strap] Civil War Shoulder Straps: Company Officers

[Shoulder Strap] Civil War Shoulder Straps: Multiple Border Variation

[Shoulder Strap] Civil War Shoulder Straps: Rounded End Variation

[Shoulder Strap] Civil War Shoulder Straps: Miniature Variation

[Post-CW Shoulder Strap General] Post-Civil War Shoulder Straps: General Officers

[Shoulder Strap] Post-Civil War Shoulder Straps: Field Officers

[Shoulder Strap] Post-Civil War Shoulder Straps: Company Officers

[Plate] Post-Civil War Shoulder Straps Period Lithograph

[Shoulder Strap] Modern Shoulder Straps

[Shoulder Strap] Fake Civil War Shoulder Straps

[Shoulder Strap] Shoulder Strap Outfitter Marks

Other Material regarding Shoulder Straps

There is a text of the 1861 regulations with linked illustrations and discussions appended to this web site. Within that section are a number of images of shoulder straps. These can be seen by following the below links.




1861 Uniform Regulations
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