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Spur

Object Number: 
X.271
Date: 
ca. 1846
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 x 3 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 5.1 x 7.9 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on goad slot: in script, "Z Taylor" stamped: inside center: "R A" in conforming rectangle
Description: 
Silver arched band spur widening to an ovoid at the center; ovoid set with a rectangular slot to slip a curved goad in and out; split goad fitted with a spiked wheel; band engraved with triangles along the edges, leaves and stars in the center; "Z. Taylor" engraved on the goad slot; buttons at the band ends to fasten boot straps.
Gallery Label: 
This spur was worn by Major-General Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) during the Mexican-American War, 1846-1847. The spur was presented to the New York Commandery by Companion William A. Sheldon, New York Volunteers, April 16, 1892.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group