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 CHAPLAINS OF MORE THAN TWELVE YEARS.



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

A cross placed obliquely in centre, with leaf at each end, all embroidered in Silver.

FOR CHAPLAINS OF LESS THAN TWELVE YEARS.


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

A cross placed obliquely in centre, in Silver, with leaf at each end to be embroidered in Gold.

FOR CHIEF OF BUREAU OF PROVISION AND CLOTHING.


Length of Oak Sprig, one and one-fourth inch. Star in diameter, seven-eighths inch. Width of Border, one-fourth inch.

Oak sprig embroidered in Gold, with Star embroidered on same, in Silver, in centre of Strap.

FOR FLEET PAYMASTERS, AND PAYMASTERS AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS.


Eagle from tip to tip, two inches. Length of Oak Sprig, one and one-tenth inch.

Spread Eagle standing on Oak Sprig, embroidered in Silver, in centre of Strap.

FOR PAYMASTERS AFTER FIRST FIVE YEARS.


Length of Oak Sprig, one and one-fourth inch. End leaf in length, five-eighths inch. Stalk of Leaf from end of Strap, three-eighths inch.

Centre device, Oak Sprig, with Leaf at each end, all embroidered in Silver.

FOR PAYMASTERS, FIRST FIVE YEARS.


Length of Oak Sprig, one and one-fourth inch. End leaf in length, five-eighths inch. Stalk of Leaf from end of Strap, three-eighths inch.

Centre device, Oak Sprig, embroidered in Silver, with Leaf at each end embroidered in Gold.

FOR ASSISTANT PAYMASTERS.


Length of Oak Sprig, one and one-fourth inch. Bar, two-tenths inch wide, one-half inch long. Bar, four-tenths inch from end of Strap.

Centre device, Oak Sprig, embroidered in Silver, with a Gold Bar at each end.

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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.