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Object Name Spur
Catalog Number 0985.13.00328
Description Single brass spur with flat heel band and straight neck with horizontal iron 16-point rowel; leather strap with steel buckle passes through slots at terminal ends of heel band.
Dimensions W-3 L-5.5 inches
Owned Ambrose Powell Hill [A. P. Hill]
Owner Regiment (Hill): 13th Virginia Infantry; Hill's "Light Division" ; 3rd Corps, CSA; (Palmer): Co. D, 1st Virginia Infantry; ADC - Gen. Kemper's Staff; AAAG - Gen. A. P. Hill's Staff; AAG - Gen. A. P. Hill's Staff; AAG - Gen. Longstreet's Staff
Made CSA
Event Third Battle of Petersburg
Provenance This spur was one worn by Lt. Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill throughout his military career. He was wearing it when he was killed south of Petersburg off the Boydton Plank Road on April 2, 1865.
People Hill, Ambrose Powell (A. P.)
Search Terms Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
generals
War casualties