Black Silk and Gold Cord
Staff and Headquarters Operations in the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865
J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr.
Colonel (Retired), PhD
Copyright J. Boone Bartholomees, Jr. 2013
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Paragraph 1480 Hat Trim: For Officers of the Adjutant-General's, Inspector General's, Quartermaster's, Subsistence, Medical, and Pay Departments, and for Judge Advocates, above the rank of Captain—the same as for General Officers, except the cord, which will be black silk and gold.
Article LI, United States Army Regulations, 1861 (Revised)
Cover is a photograph of a modern example of a Union staff officer’s hat showing the black silk and gold cord.