CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY SERGEANT CHEVRONS

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Item Code: 142-64

A nice pair of Civil War artillery sergeant’s chevrons with good color. These are seldom seen any more and are the standard wartime configuration with worsted wool stripes somebody attached separately to a dark blue wool base for attachment to the uniform coat or jacket. Some chevrons were improvised, but these are issue examples and likely contractor supplied. The edges are good, with no moth damage or raggedness. There is a minor light spot to the upper end of one lower stripe and one small light spot near its bend, but neither are very noticeable. The ends of the chevrons show just a tad darker where they were folded under, either in the seam of a jacket or for display by a collector, but there is no great contrast in the shade.

Artillery sergeants had charge of individual artillery pieces in a battery (the “Chief of the piece,”) and were responsible for keeping the gun in action under the supervision of the lieutenant in charge of the section (of two guns.) These were tough and experienced soldiers, often more so than the officers commanding them, and had to keep their wits about them while under fire.

These would look great in an artillery collection and be essential additions to any collection of Civil War insignia.[sr]

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