Tel: +44 (0) 1752 221443, or visit us at: Parade Antiques, 27 New Street, Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2NB. C1861 American Civil War Vermont Militia Officer Dress Epaulettes. A fine example of original American Civil War Unionist Officer Epaulettes to a member of the Vermont Militia. The Militia was also known as'Green Mountain Boys'.Whether this was because their uniform was green, it is unsure, however the epaulettes were originally dark blue and period covered in green cloth. The British Rifle companies of the Napoleonic Wars had so impressed the Americans that they emulated their green uniforms. There are some wear marks, which show the blue underneath. The buttons are gilded and have the head of stag and VERMONT with 13 stars. The tassels are of a buff colour. Condition is good showing no excessive wear for an item of this age. The Vermont Militia served with the North during the Civil War and took part in the Battles of Antietam, 1st and 2nd Bull Run, and Gettysburg. Size (each): 20 x 13.5 x 9 cm (8 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches) Weight: 370 g.
_gsrx_vers_625 GS 6.9.7 (625). The item "C1861 American Civil War Vermont Militia Officer Dress Epaulettes" is in sale since Tuesday, January 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Uniforms".
The seller is "paradeantiques_online" and is located in Plymouth. This item can be shipped worldwide.