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Union Army Uniforms and Insignia of the Civil War

Officers' Grade Insignia

Shoulder Straps

Shoulder Straps

  1. Major General Commanding the Army
  2. Major General
  3. Brigadier General
  4. Colonel (silver eagle on branch color)
  5. Lieutenant Colonel (silver leaves on branch color)
  6. Major (gold leaves on branch color)

MORE: remaining grades
Original Shoulder Straps-Colonel, Lt. Colonel, Major
Stylistic Features of Civil War Colonel's Shoulder Straps
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