overall (each): 3 x 6 x 6 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 15.2 x 16.5 cm )
Pair of General's epaulets with 1/2" bullion, shoulder boards are covered with metal thread embroidering throughout, with chevrons along the shoulder and a star at the center, with a buttonhole near the collar end; reverse lined with dark blue wool at the collar end, yellow wool along the sleeve end.
Gift of Frederic Gallatin, 1889
These epaulets were worn by Ebenezer Stevens (1751-1823), who participated in the Boston tea party in 1773 and rose to the rank of General during the Revolution. He served under Lafayette in Virginia and commanded the artillery at the siege of Yorktown. The Society also has Stevens' tailcoat, badge of the Society of the Cincinnati, and a portrait (1915.1) depicting him wearing these epaulets.
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