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    General JEB Stuart's Cased Golden Spurs that were presented to him by the "Ladies of Baltimore", a patriotic group of Baltimore women who supported the Confederacy and its troops. After receiving the spurs, General Stuart referred to himself in letters written to them as the Knight of the Golden Spurs, illustrating his fondness for chivalry. These spurs were also most likely with him at his death as he was very proud of them. His gold spurs are still in the original red velvet case and accompanied by his original leather boot straps. Certainly one of the most important cavalry accouterments known to exist of General JEB Stuart. The Ladies of Baltimore continued supporting the Southern troops throughout the war, at one point confronting Union General Dix at Fort McHenry over the banning of the Ladies wearing their red, white, and blue bonnets, a passive symbol of Southern support.

    Provenance: Stuart Family correspondence and Bill of Sale. Accompanied by a copy of JEB Stuart's letter in which he signs as General and Knight of the Golden Spurs.




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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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