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Object Name: Spurs (2)
Date: 1855-1865
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Medium: Brass, iron
Dimensions: largest: 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 14 x 8.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Brass and iron pair of spurs; U-shaped brass spurs with rectangular slots for strap at top, and serrated, star-shaped iron wheel rod-fastened to curved foot at bottom; stamped mark on top exterior.
Credit Line: Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Object Number: 1951.499ab
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Marks: stamped: exterior: "OAKES" (a Frederick Oakes was listed as a watchmaker and military goods dealer in Hartford, CT c. 1838-1851)

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According to accession records, these spurs were taken from the boots of a Confederate officer at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 21, 1864.