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Object Name: Shoulder strap
Date: 1860-1865
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Medium: Silk, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 0.6 x 3.2 x 7.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Red (now faded) velvet lietenant's shoulder strap with metal embroidered bar at each end and border around the edges.
Credit Line: Gift of Fred Lockley
Object Number: 1953.291d
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This shoulder strap was worn by the donor's father, Frederick Lockley, Sr., when he served in the Civil War, 1862-1865. The accession record notes that this shoulder strap was worn during the Battle of Cold Harbor.