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Object Name Spur
Catalog Number 0985.13.00316
Description Single box spur of either white brass or German silver with an iron rowel.

Heel spurs connect to the heel of a boot or shoe. Box spurs have a projector or "key" from behind the neck that snapped into a spring-loaded box made into the heel.
Dimensions W-2.5 L-3.5 inches
Owned Turner Ashby; Richard H. Horner
Owner Regiment 7th Virginia Cavalry, Co. A, "Fauquier Mountain Rangers"
7th Virginia Cavalry, Co. A, "Mountain Rangers"
Event death of Turner Ashby, June 6, 1862
Provenance Brig. Gen. Turner Ashby wore this spur during the war. After Ashby's death, this spur was given to Pvt. Richard H. Horner, who was one of the first to sign up with Ashby's company. Horner helped carry Ashby's body off the field.
People Ashby, Turner
Horner, Richard H.
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
death of Turner Ashby, June 6, 1862
Subjects Dead persons
Casualties, War
War casualties