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Captain Edgar Hinkley, 10th New York Cavalry; Ge

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Captain Edgar Hinkley, 10th New York Cavalry; Ge
Captain Edgar Hinkley, 10th New York Cavalry; Gettysburg, Appomattox - His Spurs, Belt Buckle and Shoulder Straps Edgar Hinkley was a captain in the 10th New York Cavalry which saw action at such notable battles as Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Yellow Tavern, Five Forks, and Sayler's Creek. His unit was also present at the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House. Captain Hinkley was captain of Company H at Gettysburg as his men fought at Brinkerhoff's Ridge against the 2nd Virginia Infantry.This grouping includes Hinkley's ornate and distinctive spurs with the extension and rowel in the form of a chimera and a sunburst rowel. The chimera, a mythological beast with the head of a lion and wings of an eagle retains most of its gilt while the highly engraved rowel is dark silver. Continuing the contrast of the dark silver to the gilt are the foliate, raised detail work over the lower edge of the wings and around the side of the spurs. While the outside of the spurs retain most of their gilt, the inside shows much boot wear from use. They are cased in a Schuyler, Hartley and Graham case.Also included are Captain Hinkley's shoulder boards from his uniform. With the yellow coloring of the cavalry unit having almost completely faded between his two captain's bars of the straps, the gold braid work has faded and has been soiled as well.Captain Hinkley's brass Union belt buckle has also survived the war and is included with this grouping. The federal eagle is still proudly spreading its wings under the E. Pluribus Unum motto, however the buckle has shown much wear, particularly at the shield at the center of the eagle.This is a remarkable set of historical items from a Captain who fought throughout the war, seeing action at Gettysburg and witnessing the end of the war at Appomattox. Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society MuseumShipping: Miscellaneous Collectibles, Smal (view shipping information)