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    Spur of Lieutenant A. D. Payne of the Famed Black Horse Troop. A. D. Payne of Fauquier County, Virginia was sworn in as a lieutenant of the Black Horse Troop of the Confederate cavalry on May 18, 1861. This group of men was invaluable to the Army of Northern Virginia not only for the horsemanship and fighting skills but also for their knowledge of the local terrain. Payne would soon be promoted to captain and lead his men during the war. After the war, he was a successful lawyer and mayor of Warrenton, Virginia.

    This single spur owned by Payne has seen much service; the rowel is somewhat rusted and approximately 60% of the original gilt has been worn away. It is of a very straightforward design with a short shaft that has a slight curve. This is a nice memento of a hard-charging cavalry officer from the famed Black Horse Troop.

    Provenance: Payne Estate; The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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