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[Uniforms] Epaulettes

Can someone explain U.S. Army epaulettes used between 1840 and 1872? I notice some have rank (major, cpt, etc), others don't. The one's that don't, how was the officers rank shown? Also, I read something about the width of the bullion fringe meaning rank? Thanks!

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[Uniforms] Epaulettes
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