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Object Name Spur
Catalog Number 0985.06.00145a-c
Description Single steel, half-mounted spur (a) with engraved designs of curving lines, dots, and hash marks; downward curving neck with 2 inch, 10-point rowel; eyelet for jingle bobs (missing); wide leather instep strap attached to studs at terminal ends of heel band; chain under strap attached to metal clips passing through slot beneath studs; "Col. Harry Gilmor / Oct. 1862" in ink on underside of leather strap. With detached leather strap (b) and metal tag (c).
Owned Harry Gilmor; Bradley T. Johnson
Event death of Turner Ashby, June 6, 1862
Provenance "A spur given to Gen'l Bradley T. Johnson by Lieut. Col. Harry Gilmor of Balt[imore]. He wore it the day that Ashby was killed, he being then a private in Ashby's command." (inscription on note; believed associated with spur, because of inscribed name and fact that no spur with this history is otherwise in the collection.)
People Gilmor, Harry W.
Johnson, Bradley Tyler
Ashby, Turner
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
death of Turner Ashby, June 6, 1862