Presentation Spurs - Wonderful set of matching sand-cast officer's spurs with original linen tag with old ink presentation by the surgeon of the 9th NYSM and 83rd New York Infantry to a member of the 5th Connecticut Infantry.
"These spurs were presented to me
By Surgeon Howard Pinckney
of Ninth New York State militia
after driving his horse from
Washington, D.C. to the General
Hospital, Frederick City, Md. Sept.
29, 30. 1862. Thirteen days after the
Battle of Antietam prior to which
time the Confederates had departed
Henry E. Rhoades"
Residence was not listed; 25 years old.
Enlisted on 5/27/1861 at New York City, NY as a Asst Surgeon.
On 5/27/1861 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NY 83rd Infantry
He was discharged on 12/29/1862
Inventory Number: MIS 009