Civil War Patches, Civil War Badges and Confederate Patches
A cloth patch, a sewn on insignia, and a pinned on badge are sometimes more than just personal decoration. In the case of military, these emblems are often indicative of rank, making them an integral part of your attire. And the same is true of our Civil War patches and badges, making them a perfect addition to your Union or Confederate soldier and officer attire! Badges, typically made of fine metals, or made to look like fine metals, at least, tended to be a bit more decorative and symbolic, especially during the Civil War era. Badges of crossed sabers or adorned cannons usually symbolized positioning within the army, indicating such placements as cavalry or artillery, although badges did not always symbolize direct rank. Patches could serve much the same purpose, and you could often mind a medic, a chaplain, or an officer by locating the correct patch. Placement and design of certain patches, like the pairs of stars that we offer, were also worn on collars to designate rank, with a certain number of stars on the collar indicating ranks like major, colonel, and lieutenant colonel. So if you are doing your own Union or Confederate style attire for a reenactment or for a convention of any sorts, do not forget to add in the little details, like any number of the badges or patches that can be sewn or attached onto your hat, jacket, or collar to make you look like an officer of rank. Plus, many of these Civil war patches or badges at Dark Knight Armoury can also make for intriguing little collectibles, so you can always add them to your collection without sewing them onto a garment, too.