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    Two Eagle Devices for Pre-Civil War Shakos. These two devices, elaborate renditions of the "Arms of the United States," were called for in the 1851 Uniform Regulations for the front of the shako worn by officers. Like the stamped brass versions worn by enlisted men, they were positioned beneath the headgear's pompon. One, with a dark blue wool background, has a wire core that bends into a pin designed to secure it via slits in the top and front. The other is a variant of the same, embroidered on white wool, with a bent wire clasp on the back to fit into a hole at the edge of the crown. Both measure about 2" x 2.5" and, although showing age, are very sound. Scarce.

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