Uniform Regulations, 1864


Shoulder Straps.

All shoulder straps, except for gunners, boatswains, carpenters, and sailmakers, are to be of navy-blue cloth, four inches and a quarter long, and one inch and a half wide, including the border, which is to be a quarter of an inch wide, and embroidered in gold.
The centre and end ornaments, or distinctions of the line and staff, and indications of rank, are to be embroidered in gold or in silver, as hereinafter designated, and are to be as follows:

FOR CHIEF OF BUREAU OF STEAM ENGINEERING.


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Centre Ornament, one inch long. Star in diameter, seven-eighths inch.

Centre device, cross oak leaf embroidered in Gold, with star embroidered on the same, in Silver.
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FOR FLEET ENGINEERS AND CHIEF ENGINEERS, AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS.


Eagle, two inches from tip to tip. Spread of Leaves, one and one-fourth inch.

Spread Eagle standing on oak leaves, all embroidered in Silver, in centre of Strap.

FOR CHIEF ENGINEERS AFTER FIRST FIVE YEARS.



Leaf in length, five-eighths inch. Stalk of Leaf from end of Strap, three-eighths inch.

Centre device, cross spread oak leaf, with leaf at each end, all embroidered in Silver.

FOR CHIEF ENGINEERS, FIRST FIVE YEARS.



Leaf in length, five-eighths inch. Stalk of Leaf from end of Strap, three-eighths inch.

Centre device, cross spread oak leaf, embroidered in Silver, with leaf at each end to be embroidered in Gold.

FOR FIRST ASSISTANT ENGINEERS.



Bars, two-tenths one-inch wide, half inch long. Bars, four-tenths inch from end of Strap.

Centre device, cross spread oak leaf, embroidered in Silver, and one bar at each end to be embroidered in Gold.

FOR SECOND ASSISTANT ENGINEERS.



Centre Ornament, one inch long. Border one-fourth inch wide.

Centre device, cross spread oak leaf, embroidered in Silver.

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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.