Ordinance Sgt Star Dimensions

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  1. Sep 22, 2018 #1

    Greg Wesley

    Greg Wesley

    Greg Wesley

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    I need some help from Ordinance Sgts. I need the dimensions of the star that is above your stripes. I am going to make a set for someone in our battalion. He already has the three stripes on his jacket. A lot cheaper to make them then ordering them. Shipping is as much as the stripes and star, doubling the price.

    Pvt. Greg Wesley

    55th VA Co. A
     
  2. Sep 24, 2018 #2

    Greg Wesley

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    Never mind. I winged it and it looks decent.
     
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    smoothshooter

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    I think the correct word is " Ordnance ".

    Common mistake.
     
  4. May 19, 2019 #4

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    There were Official CSA Regulations on the size of chevrons and parts of chevrons, copied directly from U.S. Regulations for the most part, but different sometimes; an example of the latter was the Chevrons for Confederate Marines as to colors.

    Having said that, original chevrons found on original uniforms, often differed a whole lot from regulations. For example instead of an entire chevron, often just the stripes were used for Corporals and Sergeants. So Confederate Ordnance Sergeant Chevrons may or may not have had the entire chevron and may only have had the stripes and star and those often would not be exactly to regulation size.

    Yr Obt Svt,
    Gus
    First Commanding Officer of Company I, "The Stafford Guards," 47th VA Infantry in the modern reenacting period.
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