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Union Army Uniforms and Insignia of the Civil War

Officers' Grade Insignia

Shoulder Straps

Shoulder Straps

  1. Captain (gold bars on color of branch)
  2. First Lieutenant (gold bars on color of branch)
  3. Second Lieutenant (color of branch)

Note: Bars on shoulder straps were changed from gold to silver in 1872.

MORE: original straps-Captain, 1st Lieutenant
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