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Object Name Spur
Catalog Number 0985.13.00654a
Description Pair (one of two) silver extra fine, full-mounted animal head spurs with engraved dedication shields, 32-point rowels, and attached leather straps with steel buckles. One spur is engraved, "To Lieut. General / A. P. Hill" and "H. F. Kraft . Maker". The other spur is engraved, "from / his Lady friends" and "Columbia . So. Ca."
Dimensions H-1.5 W-3.5 L-5.25 inches
Owned Ambrose Powell Hill [A. P. Hill]
Made H.F. Kraft
Provenance The spurs are made from melted silver spoons and forks and given to Lt. Gen. A.P. Hill from his lady friends in Columbia, SC. Probably in or after 1863 (following Jackson's death and Hill's promotion)
People Hill, Ambrose Powell (A. P.)
unidentified women of Columbia, South Carolina
Search Terms items made from other items
Subjects women