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Epaulets worn by George Washington

Epaulets worn by George Washington Woven gilt lame, yellow silk, white silk
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These decorative dress epaulets, made of woven gilt lame, yellow silk, and white silk, were worn by George Washington at the Siege of Yorktown in 1781 and when he resigned his military commission in 1783. Washington gave them to his aide-de-camp, David Humphreys, on the day of his resignation.