CONFEDERATE 8th TEXAS CAVALRY SPUR

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Item Code: 1179-1487

This spur was excavated in a camp of the 8th Texas Cavalry, more often referred to as Terry’s Texas Rangers, perhaps the best-known Confederate cavalry regiment. The spur is in very good condition, intact and complete with part of one strap and the full rowel. The spur shows just expected surface corrosion and is brown in color, mixing with some orange-red, grays and white spots. The heel band and neck are both convex. The heel band ends with a flat square at each end with raised button/stud for the spur strap, a short section of which remains on one side. The neck is a scrolling S-curve, the same width as the heel band with small raised nub where it exits the heel band. The rowel points are very good, slightly irregular, but tall, with sharp points, all intact, frozen in place, but showing 16, with likely another 2 in the slot, creating very much a starburst effect. The central portion of the rowel shows the same orange-red surface rust as some of the spur, with brown tones near the points.

The 8th Texas was organized in August 1861, originally intended to serve in the east, but posted to the western theatre, credited with 275 engagements in 7 states, starting with a December 1861 fight in Kentucky and ending only at Bentonville in late March 1865, but including some adventures after that, having declined to surrender with the Army of Tennessee and making their way home to Texas.

Confederate spurs show a wonderful variety and are a collecting category of their own.

This would make a nice addition to a CS cavalry collection or even a specialized spur collection or display, and would be hard to surpass for its regimental association.  [sr]  [PH:L]

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