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April 17, 2012

Henry H. Sibley’s epaulettes

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Epaulettes worn by Henry H. Sibley

United States Army officer’s epaulettes worn by Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley during the Civil War and U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.  Each consists of a bullion-covered board strap with a brass General Staff button on the end.  On the opposite end, within a brass crescent, is a silver bullion six-pointed star.  A row of spiral gold bullion fringe hangs from the crescent. The epaulettes were made by Horstmann and Company in New York.

For details, view the epaulettes in our online collections database.

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