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[Uniforms] Chevrons

I was hoping that someone could clarify some information for me. A colleague of mine has stated that the inversion of the chevron in 1902 was brought about by a historic event. His belief in this is theory is based on an exhibit that was at The National Museum of American History in Washington. I have spoken with the Director of The U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum in Fort Lee, Washington, who informed me that it was not a specific event. He referenced Mr. Emerson's book. After speaking with him, I spoke with the Librarian at West Point who is charge of Military History and Uniforms. He also cited Mr. Emerson's book. Considering that I cannot reach anyone at the National Museum of American History because it is closed until 2008, I am at a loss as to where to find the information about the event that he is speaking. The librarian at West Point suggested that it was possibly a matter of a cultural historian's version as opposed to a military historian's version. I appreciate your prompt response, as my deadline is rapidly approaching. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

Sincerely,
Stephanie Luiere

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