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Sashes were worn by both commissioned and some non-commissioned officers. They have a
long history of use as an item of military dress and added an accent of color to the uniform.
Non-commissioned officers authorized to wear
the N.C.O. sword wore a red worsted sash under
their sword belts. Sashes were sometimes wore by non-commissioned officers in the field as born out by clothing requisitions and period photographs.
General Orders Number 286 of November 22, 1864 allowed officers not to
wear sashes while serving in the field. No doubt they were rarely worn long before that date. A sash worn across the chest indictated that an officer was officer of the day.