These embroidered circlets were worn on the pad of epaulettes by line officers of artillery, infantry or cavalry during the Civil War. The background color is that of the branch of service. The number is in gold and the borders are of silver metallic thread embroidery. These were worn on epaulettes to indicate the regiment and branch of service. Sold in Pair. We stock numbers 1 to 9 in all branch colors. Please contact us for custom orders with higher numbers.