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Object Name Spur
Catalog Number 0985.13.00379a
Date 18th c.
Description Pair (one of two) silver spurs with flat heel bands, applied swan neck with 14-point steel rowels; slots at terminal ends of heel bands for leather straps (missing).
Dimensions H-1.5 W-2.5 L-5.125 inches
Owned Joseph E. Johnston; Peter Johnston
Provenance A pair of spurs given to Joseph E. Johnston by his father, Peter Johnston, a lieutenant in Lee's Legion, and used by him during the Revolutionary War. Worn by General Johnston in Virginia, only, during the Civil War.
People Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Johnston, Peter
Search Terms American Revolution
Revolutionary War