Our eagles are made of stamped metal with attaching loops on back. Approximately 3" wide and 2" high. In 1821 the 3-inch Eagle was established as the
primary cap insignia for all branches of service.Army regulations published in 1821 prescribed
for the caps of all company officers and enlisted personnel a â€œyellow eagle in front, three inches between
the tips of the wingsâ€At first, the
color of all Army cap insignia was supposed to be â€œyellowâ€ brass in accordance
with regulations in effect since 1815.Infantry eagles were changed to white metal in 1822, and remained so
until the 1832 regulations returned them to brass.Light Artillery dress caps displayed the traditional
3-inch eagles until after the Civil War. This is a variant as there were many styles introduced during this period. Original 1821-1851 Cap Eagle Variant.