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Object Name Spur
Catalog Number 0985.09.00035
Description Single brass spur with shallow half-round heel band and swan neck with iron 18-point rowel; slots in rounded terminal ends of heel band for strap (missing).
Dimensions W-3.5 L-5 inches
Owned Lawrence O'Brien Branch
Owner Regiment 33rd North Carolina Infantry, Gen. A. P. Hill's "Light" Division
Event Battle of Antietam / Sharpsburg
Provenance This single spur belonged to and was worn by Brig. Gen. Lawrence O'Brien Branch, who was killed during the Battle of Sharpsburg on September 17, 1862.
People Branch, Lawrence O'Brien
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
generals
War casualties