Francis A. Taulman (photograph) and his military insignia
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textiles -- unspecified ; metal -- unspecified
Military insignia mounted on cardboard. Includes a copy of a photograph of Francis A. Taulman (made in Hubbard City, Texas) that is surrounded by a gold trouser braid, brass buttons, belt buckle, and epaulettes. Label on cardboard reads "Shoulder straps and 'Lone Star' Texas buttons from the uniform of Lieut. Francis A. Taulman of the Bryan Rifles of Bryan, Texas, in the 1870's. The wide gold braid on each side were the stripes on the legs of his grey uniform trousers, and the belt buckle below was the one worn before he got his commission. Though a Lieutenant, he commanded the company and was called Captain as long as he lived. The cap had a plume of white feathers on it. The uniform was Confederate gray of the same material as the cap. His photograph in the center of this card shows the style of the uniform. His sword and belt accompanies the display."