Uniform Regulations, 1864


Cuff and Sleeve Ornaments.

The lace on the cuffs and sleeves is to be navy gold lace, a quarter of an inch wide, and to be placed a quarter of an inch apart, except where a half is hereinafter designated, the first strip being below but joining the cuff seam, and the others distributed in groups upwardly.

On the upper side of each sleeve, above the lace and midway the seams, is to be worn a star of five rays, embroidered in gold, and one inch in diameter, with one of its rays directly downwards, the point thereof being a quarter of an inch from the upper edge of the lace.

FOR A REAR ADMIRAL.

Eight strips, (navy gold lace, a quarter of an inch wide,) with half an inch space between first and second, fourth and fifth, and seven and eighth, and a quarter of an inch between the other strips.

FOR A COMMODORE.

Seven strips, (navy gold lace, a quarter of an inch wide,) with half an inch space between third and fourth, fourth and fifth, and a quarter of an inch between all other strips.

FOR A CAPTAIN.

Six strips, (navy gold lace, a quarter of an inch wide,) with half an inch space between third and fourth, and a quarter of an inch between the other strips.

FOR A COMMANDER.

Five strips, (navy gold lace, a quarter of an inch wide,) with half an inch space between first and second, fourth and fifth, and a quarter of an inch between the other strips.

FOR A LIEUTENANT COMMANDER.

Four strips, (navy gold lace, a quarter of an inch wide,) with half an inch space between third and fourth, and a quarter of an inch between the other strips.

FOR A LIEUTENANT.

Three strips, (navy gold lace, a quarter of an inch wide,) and a quarter of an inch between each strip.

FOR A MASTER.

Two strips, (navy gold lace, a quarter of an inch wide,) with a quarter of an inch space between.

FOR AN ENSIGN.

One strip (navy gold lace, a quarter of an inch wide).

For a midshipman, boatswain, gunner, and master's mate, at $40 per month, the star without the lace, and in the same position as the star on the sleeves of an ensign.

The cuff and sleeve ornaments of the staff officers are to be the same as for the line officers with whom they assimilate, respectively, in rank, except the gold star, which is to be worn by line officers only.

No other officers are entitled to the ornaments above described.

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Source: Uniform for Officers of the United States Navy, As Prescribed in Regulations for the Uniform of the U.S. Navy, Jan. 28, 1864. Tomes, Melvain & Co., 6 Maiden Lane, New York. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1864, BY TOMES, MELVAIN & CO., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Southern District of New-York. The text is reproduced here exactly as in the original, following the original use of capitalization and italics.