This civilian or "gentleman's" spur was recovered from a Civil War campsite in Petersburg, VA. According to Howard Crouch's reference book, "Historic American Spurs", this spur is "lightly made of steel" and is "probably an English import but typical of the spurs worn by civilian and soldier alike during the colonial period". A similar example of this spur can be found in this book on page 7 as item CV 5. The spur is in very good condition and still retains the buckle which will rotate around its attachment stud. The arm holding the buckle is twisted such that he stud and buckle are out of position but otherwise the spur is in great shape. Its rowel is missing and it appears that it has been treated with electrolysis and lightly clear coated to prevent further deterioration. This fine excavated spur will be an excellent addition to any excavated cavalry or general relic collection. Approximately 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches.
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