Two Pairs of Civil War Union Captain’s Rank Straps – Id’d to Capt. R.R. Wallace of the 74th Ohio Inf. and 9th USC Heavy Artillery
Two Pairs of Civil War Union Captain’s Rank Straps – Id’d to Capt. R.R. Wallace of the 74th Ohio Inf. and 9th USC Heavy Artillery – These two pairs of Union officer’s captain’s straps, one for a Captain of the Infantry, the other pair for a Captain of the Artillery, were worn on the frock coat(s) of Capt. Russell Ross Wallace. Wallace initially enlisted as a private, then quickly was elevated to the rank of Sergeant and later commissioned at the rank of Captain, in the 74th Ohio Infantry; in the Fall of 1864, Captain Wallace became an officer, remaining at the rank of Captain, in the 9th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery. Both sets of straps are in good, used condition, showing signs of period wear to the velvet areas in the straps, as well as some minor loose bullion. We will supply the buyer with any and all of the research we have conducted on Capt. Wallace, as well as the complete provenance and “descent” of these rank straps, through the family to today; this descent and the ID are completely and irrefutably documented.
Robert Ross Wallace
|Residence was not listed; 25 years old. Enlisted on 2/10/1862 as a Private. On 2/10/1862 he mustered into “K” Co. OH 74th Infantry He was discharged for promotion on 10/7/1864 Promotions: * Sergt 2/28/1862 Other Information: Member of GAR Post # 105 (T. Lyle Dickey) in Pontiac, IL died 8/13/1918 (Middle name Ross.)
74th OH Infantry
Robert R. Wallace
|Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 11/1/1864 at Nashville, TN as a Captain. On 11/1/1864 he was commissioned into “C” Co. US CT 9th Heavy Artillery (date and method of discharge not given) (Estimated date of enlistment)
9th UC Heavy Artillery
UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS.