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Object Name Spur
Catalog Number 0985.10.00070b
Description Pair (one of two) brass spurs with swan neck and 12-point horizontal rowels; leather straps with painted iron buckle attached to studs at terminal ends of heel band; engraved on heel band "Fort Sumter" and "Keokuk"; engraved on neck, " 7th April 1863" and "S. P. R."
Dimensions H-1.5 W-3 L-5.5 inches
Owned Samuel Prioleau Ravenel
Owner Regiment USS Keokuk
Event First Battle of Charleston Harbor
Provenance This pair of spurs was made from brass off the rail of the "USS Keokuk." The spurs were given in memory of Samuel Prioleau Ravenel Jr., whose father, Samuel Prioleau Ravenel, commanded the shore battery (1st South Carolina Artillery), which sank the "Keokuk" in Charleston harbor, on April 7, 1863.
People Ravenel, Samuel Prioleau
Search Terms First Battle of Charleston Harbor
Charleston Harbor
Subjects memorials
Souvenirs