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Object Name Spur
Catalog Number 0985.13.00617
Description Single steel spur with flat heel band and straight neck with 32-point rowel; leather instep strap attached to studs at terminal ends of heel band; chain strap attached to studs with leather tab at one end and string at the other.
Dimensions H-0.75 W-3.25 L-5.5 Dia-1.25 inches
Owned Lewis H. Stern
Owner Regiment 30th Virginia Infantry, Co. E
24th Virginia Cavalry, Co. F
Made CSA
Event Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Provenance Spur worn by Lewis H. Stern, Co. E, 30th Virginia Infantry, and Co. F, 24th Virginia Cavalry. Stern enlisted in April of 1861 at the age of 14 years and ten months. He surrendered at Appomattox.
People Stern, Lewis H.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Subjects boys
children
Teenagers
Surrenders