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Civil War & Indian Wars

Officers Embroidered Hat & Kepi/Cap Insignia

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 19:48:56 EST

Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Artillery
 
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Cavalry
 
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Chaplain
Brass Cross
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Chaplain
Silver Cross - Verticle
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Chaplain
Silver Cross - Tilted
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Engineer Corps
Brass Castle
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Engineer Corps
Silver Castle
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Engineer Corps
Silver Castle w/U.S.
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Field Musician
Brass Lyre
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Infantry
 
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Medical
Dept.
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Mounted
Rifles
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Paymaster
Dept
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Ordnance,
Gold
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Ordnance,
Silver
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Staff
U.S.
 
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Staff
C.S.
 
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Staff
, C.S.A
 
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Topographical
Engineers
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
U.S.S.S.
Sharpshooters
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
U.S.S.S.
Sharpshooters w/Muskets
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia
Hardee Eagle
Civil War and Indian Wars Officers Hat and Cap Insignia

    This is the embroidered insignia. It is Gold Bullion for Civil War & Indian Wars. The small insignia (Cap) is for use on Kepi's and Forage Caps; while the large insignia (Hat) is for use on Slouch Hats and Hardee Hats.

    Normally supplied loose (not attached to hat/cap), but can be sewn on, when purchased WITH a hat or cap for an additional amount.

Officers Branch Kepi/Cap (Small) Insignia
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Officers Branch Hat (Large) Insignia
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Hardee Hat Items
Hardee Hat Insignia (Hardee Hat also needs branch insignia):
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Officer's Civil War & Indian Wars Hat Cords

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 19:48:56 EST

Civil War and Indian Wars Staff and Filed Officers Hat Cord
Hand Twisted
    This is the Officer's Hat cord for the Hardee hat and Slouch Hats. Regulations call for a Gold and Black hat cord for all officer's except Generals who wear all gold, with the gold being gold bullion. It was used for both the American Civil War & Indian Wars. There is also a Non-Regulation Hat Cord of Gold Bullion and Branch Colors available for Officer's of the Artillery, Cavalry and Infantry.

Staff and Field Officers, Regulation: Black Silk and Gold Bullion hat cord. On some of these the acorn is reversed with a gold bullion tip and black netting. This hat cord is available either in machine braided or hand twisted. The hand twisted is thicker cording.

General Officers, Regulation: Gold Bullion hat cord for all Generals.

Artillery, NON-Regulation:  Red Silk and Gold Bullion hat cord.

Cavalry, NON-Regulation:  Yellow Silk and Gold Bullion hat cord. This one looks very much like the Generals and you have to look close to see that there is yellow silk and it is not all gold bullion.

Infantry, NON-Regulation:  Light Blue Silk and Gold Bullion hat cord.

Officers Hat Cords as offered by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham, 1864

Civil War and Indian Wars Regulation Staff and Field Officers Hat Cord, Machine Braided
Staff and Field
Regulation
Machine Braided
Civil War and Indian Wars Regulation Staff and Field Officers Hat Cord, Hand Twisted
Staff and Field
Regulation
Hand Twisted
Civil War and Indian Wars Regulation General Officers Hat Cord, Machine Braided
Generals
Regulation
Machine Braided
Civil War and Indian Wars NON-Regulation Artillery Officers Hat Cord, Machine Braided
Artillery
NON-Regulation
Machine Braided
Civil War and Indian Wars NON-Regulation Cavalry Officers Hat Cord, Machine Braided
Cavalry
NON-Regulation
Machine Braided
Civil War and Indian Wars NON-Regulation Infantry Officers Hat Cord, Machine Braided
Infantry
NON-Regulation
Machine Braided

Officers Hat Cords

Select Qty Price Civil War and Indian Wars Staff and Field Officers Hat Cord

Regulation

Staff & Field Officer's Black & Gold Hat Cord, Machine Braided  @ $12.00
Staff & Field Officer's Black & Gold Hat Cord, Hand Twisted @ $12.00
General Officer's Gold Hat Cord, Machine Braided @ $12.00

NON-Regulation

Artillery Officer's Red & Gold Hat Cord, Machine Braided @ $12.00
Cavalry Officer's Yellow & Gold Hat Cord, Machine Braided @ $12.00
Infantry Officer's Light Blue & Gold Hat Cord, Machine Braided  @ $12.00
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1850 through 1871 Officer's Shoulder Boards

including Post Mexican War, Civil War and Post Civil War

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 19:48:56 EST

Civil War Officers Shoulder Boards / Bars
    Normally only worn on the fatigue uniforms (Civil War: Sack Coat and Frock Coat / Indian Wars: Sack Coat and Undress Coat). But sometimes used on the Indian Wars Dress Frock Coat for Undress Occasions. Shoulder boards for uniforms are sold in pairs.

    Branch of service colors are: Artillery - Red, Cavalry - Yellow, Berdan - Green, Chaplain - Black w/Cross, Engineer - Black w/Castle, Infantry - Medium Blue, Medical - Black w/MS, Paymaster - Black w/PD, Quartermaster - Black w/QM, Signal Corps - Black w/Crossed Flags, Topo Engineer - Black w/TE, Staff, including ALL Generals - Black.

    Chaplain, Engineer, Medical, Paymaster, Quartermaster, Signal Corps and Topo Engineer in ranks other than Captain and Major are a custom item and can take 4 to 12 weeks for delivery.

    Very Fancy Shoulder Boards: these included: Double Row Border, Triple Row Border, Four Row Border and Oak Leaf Border. These are wider than the standard shoulder boards, up to 2-1/4" wide. We only offer the triple row and oak leaf border ones. These are special order shoulder boards and can take 4 to 12 weeks for delivery.

Very Fancy Shoulder Boards - Special Order

Officer's Shoulder Boards, Double Row Border Officer's Shoulder Boards, Triple Row Border Officer's Shoulder Boards, Four Row Border Officer's Shoulder Boards, Oak Leaf Border
Double Row Border Triple Row Border Four Row Border Oak Leaf Border

     Shoulder Boards are NOT included with coats, but are available for an additional cost. You must add these item to the cart separately.

US Staff and Field Officer's Standard/Regulation Shoulder Boards

Rank/Branch Artillery
Red
Berdan
Green
Cavalry
Yellow
Infantry
Blue
Staff
Black
U.S. Shoulder Boards, 2nd Lieutenant's
2nd Lieutenant
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, 1st Lieutenant's
1st Lieutenant
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Captain's
Captain
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Major
Major
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Lieutenant Colonel
Lt Colonel
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
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$29.00/Pair
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$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Colonel
Colonel
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
ALL Generals are Staff Black
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Brigadier General: 1 Star
Brigadier General
1 Star

@ $29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Major General: 2 Star
Major General
2 Star

@ $29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Lieutenant General: 3 Star
Lieutenant General
3 Star

@ $29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, General of the Army: 4 Star
General of the Army
4 Star

@ $29.00/Pair
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US Special Services Officer's Standard/Regulation Shoulder Boards

Rank/Branch Chaplain,
Black w/Cross
U.S. Shoulder Boards, General of the Army: 4 Star
Engineer,
Black w/Castle
U.S. Shoulder Boards, General of the Army: 4 Star
Medical,
Black w/MS
U.S. Shoulder Boards, General of the Army: 4 Star
Paymaster,
Black w/PD
U.S. Shoulder Boards, General of the Army: 4 Star
Quartermaster,
Black w/QM
U.S. Shoulder Boards, General of the Army: 4 Star
U.S. Shoulder Boards, 2nd Lieutenant's
2nd Lieutenant
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, 1st Lieutenant's
1st Lieutenant
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Captain's
Captain
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Major
Major
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Lieutenant Colonel
Lt Colonel
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
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$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Colonel
Colonel
N/A @
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
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US Special Services Officer's Standard/Regulation Shoulder Boards

Rank/Branch Signal Corps,
Black w/Crossed Flags
Topo Engineer,
Black w/TE
U.S. Shoulder Boards, 2nd Lieutenant's
2nd Lieutenant
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, 1st Lieutenant's
1st Lieutenant
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Captain's
Captain
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Major
Major
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Lieutenant Colonel
Lt Colonel
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
U.S. Shoulder Boards, Colonel
Colonel
@
$29.00/Pair
@
$29.00/Pair
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Very Fancy / Non-Regulation Shoulder Boards - Special Order


Officer's Shoulder Boards, Oak Leaf Border

Priced From:
$35.00 per Pair
Border:
Rank:
Branch:
Qty:

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M18xx (Civil War) Trouser Stripes

for American Civil War NCO's and Officers

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 19:48:56 EST

M1872 Sergeant Trouser Stripe, Cavalry
    American Civil War Leg / Trouser Stripes (pair) - these leg stripes are available for you to add to previously manufactured trousers.

    This REPRODUCTION Clothing item is Made in the USA. This a quality reproduction item made as close as is modernly possible. Sewing is done by machine to keep costs down (except where hand sewing is required) and most do not show externally. Some items offer hand sewing on exposed stitching (such as buttonholes) for an additional cost.

    Pictures of the item on this page are pictures of the item we sold. All pictures of items we sell are Copyrighted, either by us or our supplier of the item.

    This is not a costume that is made using modern construction or components that did not exist during the time of its original usage (IE: zippers, etc.). Beware of fakes, especially ones using images stolen from this site (Copyright Infringement).

    Please select rank and branch of service you are portraying to get correct color when ordering.

    There is no charge to sew the leg stripes on your custom made trousers at time of order.

    NON-STOCK Item, please allow 1 - 3 weeks for delivery.

Civil War Trouser Stripes for NCO's & Offficers
(Only those listed below are currently available)

Priced From:
$29.00
per PAIR
Branch of Service:
Qty:

per PAIR
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Civil War Officer's Epaulettes

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 19:48:56 EST

Civil War Officers Dress Epaulets
Captain of Staff, 24th Michigan
Civil War Officers Dress Epaulets, optional storage box
All three sizes
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Civil War Medical Officers Dress Epaulets
Medical Officer
Civil War Officers Dress Epaulets, optional storage box
Optional storage box
    Worn on the Dress Coat for all ranks from 1855 through 1871 and for Generals through 1889. In 1872 all ranks, except for Generals, went to the Shoulder Knot (Russian Knot). These epaulettes include the attachment devices, but Rank Insignia and Regimental Disk are extra. The regimental disk must be custom ordered and takes about 12 weeks.

    Junior Grade Officer epaulettes have 1/8" diameter fringe. The rank insignia on each epaulette is: 2nd Lieutenant - no rank insignia and 1st Lieutenant - 1 bar.

    Company Grade Officer epaulettes have 1/4" diameter fringe. The rank insignia on each epaulette is: Captain - 2 bars.

    Senior and General Officer epaulettes have 1/2" diameter fringe. The rank insignia on each epaulette is: Major - no rank insignia, Lieutenant Colonel - 1 silver oak leaf, Colonel - 1 Silver Eagle, Brigadier General 1 star (1.5"), Major General - 2 stars (1 - 1.5" & 1 - 1.25"), Major General Commanding/Lieutenant General 3 stars (1 - 1.5", 1 - 1.25" & 1 - 1.125" Note: We do not have the smallest star available, so you would need to use 2 - 1.25" stars.).

    Medical Officer epaulettes are identical to the Line Officer Epaulettes except they have the gold Wreath and silver M.S. letters in Old English embroidered in the crescent. Different diameters of fringe (and rank insignia) designated the various ranks of surgeon. Epaulettes as worn by Assistant Surgeon (Captain Rank- 1/4" fringe diameter). Two silver bars (per strap) need to be ordered to compete the rank structure. Junior Asst Surgeon (First Lieutenant) with 1/8" fringe diameter is also available (one pair of silver bars should be ordered). Regimental Surgeon (rank of Major) has the 1/2" diameter fringe but is without other rank insignia. Brigade Surgeon uses the same Epaulettes but order with the Silver Oak Leaf insignia. Medical Officer Epaulettes are custom order and take 8 to 10 weeks to deliver. Please allow sufficient time when ordering.

    Epaulettes are NOT included with coats, but are available for an additional cost. You must add this item to the cart separately. We also have a very nicely made heavy duty (.085 thickness) paste board box to store your Epaulettes in, that can be purchase for an additional charge.

    Custom made item, please allow UP TO 10 - 14 weeks for delivery. Custom orders are not returnable.

Civil War Officer's Epaulettes

Civil War Officers Dress Epaulets, optional storage box
Priced From:
$179.00 per pair
Rank / Grade:
Branch Disk                 &    optional Regimental #:
        #
Replace "None" in center box with Regimental Number
wanted or leave "none" for no number (Gen'l Staff).
Attach, ONLY w/coat purchase:
Sew on Epaulets, adds $35.00
Storage Box:
Qty:

pair
Add 2 Cart:
  The Branch disk is what can take up to 10 weeks.
If you want the epaulettes sooner, place them as 2 totally
separate orders.
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Purchase Rank Insignia or Purchase Branch/Regiment Disk
for your already owned Civil War Officer's Epaulets.

Priced From:
$10.00 per pair
Rank / Grade:
Branch Disk & optional Regimental #:
#
Replace "None" in center box with Regimental Number
wanted or leave "none" for no number (Gen'l Staff).
Qty:

pair
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Epaulet Storage Box ONLY

(purchased separately)
Civil War Officers Dress Epaulets, optional storage box
Price:
$24.95
Qty:
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USMC Civil War Officer's Knots

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 19:48:56 EST

Civil War USMC Officers Shoulder Knots (Russian Knots)
    Shoulder Knots as used by US Marine and Artillery Officers (on their fatigue jackets) during the American Civil War era are shown here. Technical name for these during the War was "Russian Knots", however both terms are used today.

    A gold 1/4" cord is woven in the correct pattern with red wool underlay. We offer two styles for Company Grade Officers (Captains and Lieutenants) -Standard and Extra Rich. The Extra Rich design has the shoulder end loops more extended. Only one style is offered for Field Grade Officers. Ranks shown in the photo are of Second Lieutenant on both Company Grade knots and Major on the Field Grade knot as these ranks did not use any other insignia.

Knots on this page are sold separate from a uniform. They are "By-the Pair" and include attaching hardware and buttons of your choice- US Marine or US Artillery Officer.

    Custom made item, please allow UP TO 10 - 14 weeks for delivery. Custom orders are not returnable.

USMC Civil War Officer's Knots

Civil War USMC Officers Shoulder Knots (Russian Knots)
Priced From:
$49.00 per pair
Rank:
Grade and Quality:
Button Choice:
Qty:

pair
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Mexican War, Civil War Union (U.S.) and Indian Wars
Officer's Uniform Buttons

Item Last Updated: Thursday, 24-Nov-2016 19:48:56 EST

Dragoon officers uniform button
   These are the same brass buttons that come on our Officers Mexican War, Civil War and Indian Wars Uniforms.  They are brass buttons with a wire loop on the back. They are available for the following branches of service: Artillery, Cavalry, Dragoon, Engineer, Infantry and Staff (3 piece button). Cavalry buttons did not exist for Mexican War and Dragoon buttons would have been a hold over from Mexican Ear.

    They come in three sizes:
  Small for Cuffs, Vests and Greatcoat Capes 1/2" (except for Staff 5/8"),
  Medium for Coats 3/4" (Infantry and Staff ONLY) and
  Large for Coats 7/8".

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Picture: Item: Small  1/2" Medium 3/4" Large/Coat 7/8"
Artillery Officers uniform button Military Button: US Officer, Artillery @ $0.95 Not
Available
@ $1.00
Cavalry Officers uniform button Military Button: US Officer, Cavalry @ $0.95 Not
Available
@ $1.00
Dragoon officers uniform button Military Button: US Officer, Dragoon
    Mexican War
@ $0.95 Not
Available
@ $1.00
U.S. Corps of Engineers uniform button Military Button: US Corps of Engineers @ $0.95 Not
Available
@ $1.00
Infantry Officers uniform button Military Button: US Officer, Infantry @ $0.90 @ $.95 @ $1.00
General Officers and Staff Officers uniform button Military Button: US General & Staff Officer,
           3 Piece Construction
Small/Cuff  5/8" Medium 3/4" Large/Coat 7/8"
@ $1.50 Not
Available
@ $1.65
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