Uniform Regulations, 1864


Cap and Cap Ornaments.

Cap, of dark blue cloth; top to be one-half inch greater diameter than the base; quarters, one and a half inch wide between the seams; back of the band to be two inches wide between the points of the visor, with a welt half an inch from the lower edge, extending from point to point of the visor; band in front, one and a half inch wide; bound, black patent leather visor, green underneath, two and a half inches wide, and rounded, as per pattern, inside of the band of heavy duck. The cap ornaments are to be worn on the band in front. During rainy weather a black cover may be worn over the cap.

Cap ornaments shall consist of a gold wreath in front, composed of oak and olive branches, three inches in width, and enclosing the following described devices:

FOR A REAR ADMIRAL.


Diameter of Stars, five-eighths inch. Between centre of Stars, four-fifths inch.
Two Stars embroidered in Silver.

FOR COMMODORE, CAPTAIN, COMMANDER, LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER, LIEUTENANT, MASTER, AND ENSIGN.


Length of Anchor, seven-eighths inch.
A Foul Anchor embroidered in Silver.

FOR MEDICAL OFFICERS.


Length of Leaf, nine-tenths inch.

An Oak Leaf embroidered in Silver.

FOR CHAPLAINS.


Length of Cross, seven-eighths inch. Width of Cross, half inch.

A Cross, placed obliquely and embroidered in Silver.

FOR PROFESSORS.


Diameter of circle, four-fifths inch, with letter raised in relief.
Yellow centre, with letter P in old English, embroidered in Silver.

FOR SECRETARIES.


Length of Letter, half inch.

Letter S in old English, embroidered in Silver.

FOR PAYMASTERS.


Height of Centre Ornament, nine-tenths of an inch.
An Oak Sprig, embroidered in Silver.

FOR ENGINEERS.


Length of Centre Ornament, on and one-tenth inch. Height of Centre Ornament, nine-tenths inch.
Cross Oak Leaves, embroidered in Silver.

FOR NAVAL CONSTRUCTORS.


Spread of Leaves, one and one-fourth inch.
A Live Oak Sprig, embroidered in Silver.

For all other officers, simply the wreath.

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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.