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Dear Ted,

It sounds like you are referring to the chevrons of a color sergeant.

In 1872, ordnance sergeants wore three stripes and a star, points down.

In 1902, chevrons were reversed (points up) and three stripes and a star signified a color sergeant.

As late as 1916, ordnance sergeants wore a flaming bomb on their chevrons.

I can send you images of all these.

No reference was found to two stripes and a star.

An orderly was a soldier assigned to attend to the needs of a superior, generally an officer.

Can you describe the chevrons as to size, material and color?

James B. Ronan II

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