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Item No.: 9317 Price : $950.00
Item : INDIAN WAR EPAULETS OF DAVID SLOANE STANLEY, MEDAL OF HONOR WINNER
Description :
This is an original pair of Officer's Epaulets dating to the period immediately after the Civil War. They belonged to Medal of Honor winner David Sloane Stanley and bear the insignia of the 22nd Infantry, the unit he commanded as a Colonel on the Indian Frontier in 1866. Stanley had a long military career beginning with his graduation from West Point in 1852. Prior to the Civil War he was stationed on the Indian Frontier with the cavalry. Serving at Fort Washita in the Oklahoma Territory in 1861, he was offered a Confederate commission. He rejected the offer and led his men back to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to serve in the Missouri campaigns. In the Fall of 1861 he was appointed a Brigadier General of Volunteers. He commanded a division of the Army of the Mississippi at New Madrid, Island No. 10, Iuka, and Corinth. In November of 1862 he became Chief of Cavalry of the Army of the Cumberland fighting at Murfreesboro and in the Tullahoma campaign. Promoted to Major General, he commanded the IV Corps near Chattanooga and in the Atlanta campaign. His IV Corps was detached and fought with John Schofield's XXIII Corps against John Hood in Tennessee. He was wounded at Franklin, Tennessee, the action for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was brevetted Major General, U.S. Army in 1865 and in July of 1866 he was commissioned Colonel of the 22nd Infantry, returning to the Indian Frontier. He eventually advanced to the rank of Brigadier General, U.S. Army serving the remainder of his career in the West. These epaulets date to his service with the 22nd Infantry in the Indian Wars. They are in very fine condition. Each has a bullion Colonel's Eagle Insignia and an embroidered "22" on a blue background. There are a few small tears on the red silk backing. The fringe coils are gathered by thin thread at the bottoms. This thread has broken on one epaulet allowing the coils to swing free. This is a beautiful and historically significant pair of epaulets. Stock no. 24840

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