Union Army Uniforms and Insignia of the Civil War
Officer's Grade (Rank) Insignia
Nonregulation Shoulder Straps
Infantry Major (with a deeper blue than typical)
Artillery First Lieutenant (the bar is also doubled)
A Captain would have two sets of double bars.
These have a double border not prescribed by regulation. The colonel's eagle has a wings that are
made of sequins and longer than the two inch span mentioned in the Regulations. The lieutenant's bars are
gold as mentioned in the regulations. Silver bars were not adopted until 1872.
MORE: Additional Nonregulation Shoulder Straps
Double Border Shoulder Straps of Staff First Lieutenants
Double Border Shoulder Straps of Staff Major
Shoulder Strap of MOH winner George Davis
Stylistic Features of Civil War Colonel's Shoulder Straps
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