This is an original and authentic Lieutenant Strap from the Civil War. We are selling this on a consignment for a customer and do not know the history or details about this badge. It appears to be made of wool felt, a material that is rough to touch. It has a stiff, 'rope-like' border that has wear to its 'gilted' gold. The main color is light blue. We don't know if it has faded, no trace of another color but the 'fuzz' of the wool has worn and looks like a soiled layer on top of the light blue woven material. It is sewn to a black material and paper backing. The strap measures about 1 1/2 x 4 inches. The condition is good but worn and has holes on a corner edge and there is wear to the border. We have provided a few photos of this piece so you can get a good idea of its condition. This Lieutenant Strap is a wonderful piece of history and makes a great addition to any Union, Condederate or Civil War collecton!