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Lot 579

Civil War Epaulets, Maj. N.R. Chambliss, Kentucky History

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Civil War epaulets originally owned by Major Noah R. Chambliss, CSA, staff officer 1st Kentucky Cavalry under General Ben Helm. Gold bullion, with applied lettering F.K.M. between two bars; the undersides of yellow silk. 6 1/2" W. Note: These are 1st. Lieutenant epaulets, worn by Chambliss in Company F in the Kentucky Militia Cavalry before joining with the 1st Ky. Cavalry and his promotion to Major. They were donated by his family to the Museum of Southern History in Jacksonville, Florida and deaccessioned in 1998 (receipt from Museum to past owner available to the winning bidder). "The 1st Cavalry Regiment was organized during the late summer of 1861 and its companies were mustered into Confederate service in October. It served in the Central Army of Kentucky and the Department of East Tennessee and fought in various engagements in Kentucky and Tennessee. Because of its difficult service in Kentucky during September and October, 1862, it was reduced to a battalion and assigned to the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry. The field officers were Colonel Benjamin H. Helm; Lieutenant Colonels J.W. Griffith, H.C. Leavell, and Thomas G. Woodward; and Majors John W. Caldwell and N.R. Chambliss." (Source:


Light oxidation, staining and use wear; some tassels twisted, minor fraying; overall good condition.

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Private Southern Collection; collection of Jeffery Goerot; ex-Museum of Southern History, Jackson, Florida; by descent in the family of Major N.R. Chambliss.