Pair of US Army spurs

One of a pair, the eagle-head strap spur was worn by West Point graduate Brigadier General David M. Gregg. He entered service on January 17, 1862 as a colonel of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry. On November 29, 1862 he was promoted to brevet Brigadier General and was a commander of a cavalry division under Ulysses Grant and Philip Sheridan. Gregg was involved in major battles such as Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1861-1865
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Civil War
Civil War
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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