Uniform Regulations, 1864


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 MEDICINE AND SURGERY.


Star, in diameter, seven-eighths inch. Width of Border, one-fourth inch.
Star embroidered in Silver.

FOR FLEET SURGEONS, AND SURGEONS AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS.

Eagle, two inches from tip to tip.
Spread Eagle, embroidered in Silver, in centre.

FOR SURGEONS, AFTER FIRST FIVE YEARS.


Leaf in length, five-eighths inch. Stalk of Leaf from end of Strap, three-eighths inch.
A leaf at each end to be embroidered in Silver.

FOR SURGEONS, FIRST FIVE YEARS.



Length, five-eighths inch. Stalk of Leaf from end of Strap, three-eighths inch. Width of Border, one-fourth inch.

A leaf at each end to be embroidered in Gold.

FOR PASSED ASSISTANT SURGEONS.


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

Two bars at each end to be embroidered in Gold.

FOR ASSISTANT SURGEONS.



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

One bar at each end to be embroidered in Gold.

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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.