1st Minnesota general's spurs

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Titles 1st Minnesota general's spurs
Description Pair of United States Army spurs worn during the Civil War by General Charles Powell Adams of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Adams was mustered into service on April 30, 1861, and elected Captain of Company H. General Adams was wounded many times during the course of the war; at Bull Run, Antietam, Malvern Hill, and at Gettysburg, where he served as lieutenant colonel and was hit at least three times. Adams re-enlisted in Hatch's Battalion of Independent Cavalry and was mustered out of service on June 5, 1866, and was given a promotion to brevet brigadier general for meritorious service.
Quantity 1 pair items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 3.5 centimeters length (each spur)
8 centimeters diameter (each spur)
Nomenclature spur (costume accessory)
Materials metal
leather
Creation Issued by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
Subjects Used by: Adams, Charles Powell
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Used during: Civil War, 1861-1865
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Clothing. Accessories
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6229.4.A,B (Accession Number)

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