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1872 and later US Army Officer Shoulder Boards - In 1872, the Army Board changed the bars on Insignia for First Lieutenants and Captains to Silver from the Gold that was used previously. All other shoulder boards stayed the same as the American Civil War shoulder boards. In 1885 and in 1887, color changes were made designating the Infantry and the Cavalry from the 1872 colors- See larger view. Normally only worn on the fatigue uniforms (Sack Coat and Undress Coat). But sometimes used on the Dress Frock Coat for Undress Occasions. Shoulder boards for uniforms are sold in pairs.