Union Army Uniforms and Insignia of the Civil War

Officer's Hat Trimmings

Officer's Hat Cords

Officer's Hat Cords

Officers other than Generals-mixed gold and black (two variations)
General Officers-all gold

Hat cords were worn on the Jeff Davis (Hardee) hat. They were decorative and served no function. The diameter adjusted via a slide to fit the size of the hat.

MORE: Original Company or Field Officer's Hat Cord
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