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Pair of spurs belonging to Federal General Schuyler Hamilton (1822-1903) with period tag that reads “These Spurs were left at the Lincoln House at Swampscott, Mass about the year 1890 - by Maj. Gen. Sklery [sic] Hamilton a direct descendant of Alexander Hamilton.” Fine condition. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he left his crops and volunteered as a private in the Seventh Regiment, New York National Guard. He worked on the staff of Gen. Benjamin Butler and was rapidly promoted, becoming a lieutenant colonel on the staff of General Scott as military secretary, and befriending Gen. William T. Sherman. He was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers in November 1861 and served as a staff officer in the Department of the Missouri. At the Battle of Island Number 10, Hamilton led the 2nd Division in the Army of the Mississippi. He was transferred to command the 3rd Division throughout much of the Siege of Corinth. Toward the close of that campaign Hamilton was elevated to command the Right Wing of the Army of the Mississippi, consisting of the 3rd and 4th Divisions. In September 1862, he was selected for promotion to major general but this promotion was never confirmed. He was compelled to resign in 1863 due to a prolonged illness and President Lincoln regretfully accepted his resignation, who he had maintained a correspondence with during the War.
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General Schuler Hamilton’s Spurs

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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
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