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    What is this? In search of info on brass eagle

    Hello, I picked this up a few years back here in Montana and would appreciate any info about this brass eagle as i am unable to identify exactly what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank You !
  2. AUG

    Lone Star Confederates: Hat Pins and Badges

    A star pinned or sewn to the hat is, of course, best associated with troops from the Lone Star State; however, it was also very popular with Mississippians and was worn by some Confederate troops from other states as well. The lone star was widely viewed as a symbol of secession and...
  3. GELongstreet

    Rank Charts for Civil War Navies

    This page shows the complicated and frequently changed insignia of the Union Navy during the civil war. It also shows the rank insignia of the Confederate States Navy as well as those of both the C.S. and U.S. Marine Corps. The study is part of the homepage of the "U.S. Naval Landing Party"...
  4. lelliott19

    Unofficial Confederate Chaplain Badge

    Rome Weekly Courier, May 22, 1863, page 1. Interesting. Has anyone ever seen this yellow Maltese Cross insignia in an image of a Confederate Chaplain?
  5. skb8721

    Insignia I Found Today in Box of Old Items

    I found this insignia today in a box of old items in the Archives I administer. I assume it's CW-related, but I don't know. Two members of the Avery family of Louisiana, whose Archives it is, served in the Confederate military as officers: Dudley Avery, who was an officer in the infantry (18th...
  6. GELongstreet

    Straps: The Evolution of United States Army Shoulder Straps

    A page with a focus on shoulder straps of the Union Army with countless pictures; also featuring various other topics related to uniforms. Created by Dr. Howard G. Lanham; it partially accompanies his eponymous book.
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