While enlisted soldiers wore chevrons on the sleeves of their coats, Officers of the Confederate army wore either stars (senior officers) or bars (junior officers) with the background color indicating the branch of service; infantry, artillery, cavalry, staff or staff officers.
Major – 1 star
Lt Colonel – 2 stars
Colonel – 3 stars
General officers were identified by the addition of a gold floral wreath around the three stars of a colonel.
Stars are sold individually.
Infantry, Artillery, Cavalry, Staff, Staff Officer