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72080: Spurs of Maj Gen George Thomas Used in Civil War
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Mexican War Silver Spurs of Major General George H. Thomas, used by him throughout his Civil War service. Deemed by many historians to be the most capable general in the Union Army, Thomas's Virginia origins would be a hindrance to his career in the eyes of the U.S. War Department and reigning politicos. It was only his exemplary conduct as a battlefield commander that virtually forced his elevation to eventual command of the Army of the Cumberland. His actions at Chickamauga and Nashville are viewed as among the most brilliant and pivotal of the war.

Thomas graduated from West Point in 1840, rendering gallant service in the Mexican war, resulting in brevets for his actions at Monterey and Buena Vista. These spurs most likely have their origins at that point in his career, showing a strong Mexican influence, most notable in the long rowel posts and the large thirteen point rowels. The spurs are entirely hand fabricated of low grade silver and utilize an extra reinforced strap loop at the base of the rowel posts to prevent the vertical movement of the spurs on the boots. Very sturdy with brass washers on the rowels. The spurs are in perfect untouched condition . Also included is a Civil War period Brady/Anthony Carte de Visite portrait of Thomas in his major general's uniform. An historic set of spurs with excellent provenance from one of America's most important military collections.

Provenance: Norm Flayderman

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72080: Spurs of Maj Gen George Thomas Used in Civil War

Estimate $12,000 - $15,000
Jun 29, 2008
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Starting Price $6,000
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72080: 72080: Spurs of Maj Gen George Thomas Used in Civil War
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Est. $12,000 - $15,000Starting Price $6,000
2008 June Signature Civil War Auction #6002
Jun 29, 2008 2:00 PM EDT
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Lot 72080 Details
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Mexican War Silver Spurs of Major General George H. Thomas, used by him throughout his Civil War service. Deemed by many historians to be the most capable general in the Union Army, Thomas's Virginia origins would be a hindrance to his career in the eyes of the U.S. War Department and reigning politicos. It was only his exemplary conduct as a battlefield commander that virtually forced his elevation to eventual command of the Army of the Cumberland. His actions at Chickamauga and Nashville are viewed as among the most brilliant and pivotal of the war.

Thomas graduated from West Point in 1840, rendering gallant service in the Mexican war, resulting in brevets for his actions at Monterey and Buena Vista. These spurs most likely have their origins at that point in his career, showing a strong Mexican influence, most notable in the long rowel posts and the large thirteen point rowels. The spurs are entirely hand fabricated of low grade silver and utilize an extra reinforced strap loop at the base of the rowel posts to prevent the vertical movement of the spurs on the boots. Very sturdy with brass washers on the rowels. The spurs are in perfect untouched condition . Also included is a Civil War period Brady/Anthony Carte de Visite portrait of Thomas in his major general's uniform. An historic set of spurs with excellent provenance from one of America's most important military collections.

Provenance: Norm Flayderman

Shipping: Miscellaneous Collectibles, Smal (
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Important notice: Heritage usually auctions material at the rate of 100-110 lots per hour. On some occasions eBay Live bid software or the Internet may not be able to keep up with the pace of the auction. We recommend placing a realistic absentee bid now as insurance to avoid disappointment. Occasionally the auctioneer may eliminate or reject an eBay Live bid, and the auctioneer may also reopen a lot after the close of the eBay live bidding (usually because we missed an audience bid), and may reject your bid even if it shows you as the winning bidder. By bidding via eBay Live, you agree that Heritage may award the lot to another bidder at its sole discretion under the circumstances described above or any other reasonable circumstances. Since eBay bids are not shown to us until we open the lot on the floor, we treat those bids just like floor bids. In most cases the floor responds before the eBay bid is presented to us, due to Internet lag time, so for consistency we have made it a policy that floor bids are always considered first over tie eBay live bids. Also please note that all Heritage lots purchased through eBay Live carry a 22.50% Buyer's Premium with a $9 minimum Buyer's Premium. Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions before you bid. This lot is being auctioned in conjunction with a live floor auction by Heritage Auctions. All final auction and invoice information will be supplied by Heritage Auctions, and all other information should be considered preliminary. Lot:72080

Winning Notification and Billing: After the FINAL session in this auction is complete, Heritage will send e-mail and snail mail invoices. This process normally takes several days. All final auction and invoice information will be supplied by Heritage Auctions, and all other information should be considered preliminary.

Second Chance Offers: Heritage does not make Second Chance Offers. Once our auction ends, if you receive a Second Chance Offer to buy this item DO NOT accept the offer. Please forward any Second Chance offer emails received on one of our auctions to eBay's Safe Harbor Department.

This auction will be conducted on a live auction floor and over the Internet through eBay Live. If you choose to place an absentee bid, please take a moment to learn how eBay Live absentee bidding works
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Dallas, Texas
75219-3941, United States

Tel: 214-528-3500
Fax: 214-443-8425
EMail: EbayLive@HeritageAuctions.com [removed] CLICK TO Ask a Question ABOUT THE LOT OR AUCTION FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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