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Union Uniforms and Insignia of the Civil War

Shoulder Scales

Noncom Staff Shoulder Scale

Noncommissioned Staff Shoulder Scale

A special shoulder scale was worn by noncommissioned officers of the regimental staff. This was distinct in that it had a pattern of rivets on the surface of the scale. The underside also had a bottom piece that the common privates scales lacked. The sergeants wearing this pattern included the Sergeant Major, Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, and Regimental Commissary Sergeant.


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