For instance, here is a photo of JEB Stuart wearing a black mourning band in memory of Stonewall Jackson.
This is a photo of US Grant wearing a black cockade armband in memory of Abraham Lincoln.
This is an original mourning cockade, honoring Abraham Lincoln.
These cockades were beautiful and moving works of art to honor the memory of a fallen loved one or respected public figure. It's a style that I would love to see brought back into our culture.