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Object Name: Shoulder straps (pair)
Date: 1860-1870
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Medium: Silk, metal, paper
Dimensions: Each: 3/8 × 2 1/2 × 5 3/8 in. (1 × 6.4 × 13.7 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Pair of shoulder straps with maple leaves at each end against green velvet ground, metal thread embroidered border; reverse lined with dark brown paper.
Credit Line: Gift of William W. Hoffman, Francis Burrall Hoffman, Murray Hoffman, and Colonel Albert Lincoln Hoffman
Object Number: 1956.218ab
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These shoulder straps were worn by Wickham Hoffman (b. 1821). He served as Assistant Adjutant-General on Sherman's staff in 1862, and Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff to Major-General Canby in 1865. He is buried at Arlington Cemetary.