In wonderful condition showing the least amount of wear.
Just about the best condition you could ask for in Civil War era Infantry officer’s epaulets! Showing only the lightest wear on the red moroccan leather undersides. The unit designation for 12th Infantry is done called for by regulation for the Regular Army with sky blue wool used on shoulder straps and these epaulet insignia. Trimmed in silver bullion and wire, and pinned in place like the 1st Lieutenant rank bars. The original buttons are staff not infantry, but a common occurrence.
The Japanned tinned case shows more wear, from the handling, transporting, etc. No name scratched on the surfaces unfortunately.
Made by Horstmann Brothers & Allien, New York (marked on the brass slides, each marked “Left” and “Right.”