each overall: 5 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 12.7 x 10.5 x 2.9 cm )
Brass arched band spurs with a split rectangle goads with a spiked wheel in the center; two barbell shaped weights hung from a brass loop on the side of the goads; brass buckle with a button above on the ends of the bands; chain boot straps attached to the buckles; leather boot straps attached to the buttons (only one extant).
Gift of Mr. William W. Hoffman, Mr. Francis Burrall Hoffman, Mr. Murray Hoffman and Colonel Albert Lincoln Hoffman
These spurs were worn by Colonel Wickham Hoffman, Assistant Adjutant-General on General William Sherman's staff in 1862 and Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff to Major-General Canby in 1865. He was wounded at Port Hudson and Mansfield.
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