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 CONSTRUCTION.


Spread of Live Oak Leaves, one-tenth 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 NAVAL CONSTRUCTORS OF MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS.


Eagle, two inches from tip to tip. Length of Live Oak Sprig, nine-tenths inch.

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

FOR NAVAL CONSTRUCTORS OF MORE THAN TWELVE YEARS.


Spread of Live Oak Leaves, one and one-tenth inch. End leaf in length, five-eighths inch. Stalk of Leaf, from end of strap, three-eighths inch. Width of Border, one-fourth inch.

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

FOR NAVAL CONSTRUCTORS OF LESS THAN TWELVE YEARS.


Spread of Live Oak Leaves, one and one-tenth inch. End leaf in length, five-eighths inch. Stalk of Leaf from end of strap, three-eighths inch. Width of Border, one-fourth inch.

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

FOR ASSISTANT NAVAL CONSTRUCTORS.


Spread of Live Oak Leaves, one and one-tenth inch. Bar, two-tenths inch wide, one-half inch long. Bar, four-tenths inch from end of Strap.

Centre device, Live 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.