Hat brass, Lang design, 1933-1937

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Hat brass, Lang design, 1933-1937


Designed by Lt. Col. John W. Lang, this design was used by The Citadel from 1933 to 1937. The star represents the Star of the West, the ship that Citadel cadets fired upon at the beginning of the Civil War. The phoenix represents The Citadel's reopening in 1882.

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Original Format


Physical Dimensions

4.5 x 6 cm



“Hat brass, Lang design, 1933-1937,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed December 2, 2022, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/25.