Pair of US Army spurs

Pair of US Army spurs

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
spurs
date made
ca 1861-1865
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
ID Number
AF.36931
catalog number
36931
accession number
112646
subject
Civil War
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Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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