each overall: 4 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 12.1 x 7.9 x 1.9 cm )
Brass arched-band spurs with curved goads split in the center to hold a spiked disc; band ends have buckles.
Gift of Mrs. Shelton E. Martin
These spurs were used by Major General Jame Barnes (1801-1869) during the Battle of Gettysburg. He was the grandfather of the donor and the father of John S. Barnes, donor of the Society's Naval history collection.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.