Dustin (R) and myself having a great day in the woods
First up are these two small, flat, brass pieces. The bar and oval each have three attachment holes on either side. Do they look familiar? Regular readers may recall that I've blogged in the past about finding various parts of shoulder scales and their uniform attachments right here in Saxapahaw. These two pieces would have been sewn on to the uniform to attach the shoulder scale using a turnkey. The set can be reunited with the missing turnkey that I found in the same are on my last hunt!
Next, we have this small, curved piece of brass with a hole. Just a fragment of the larger piece, it really doesn't seem like much. But like the (slightly more easily identified) example from my last hunt, this is another neck from a cavalry spur. The entire brass spur would have been attached to the boot heel with a leather strap, and pressed into the horses side to direct movement. Both fragments are from different styles of roweled swan neck spurs. The iron rowel (a spinning disc with teeth attached to the neck) on the example from the last search still remains, but this one has been lost or rusted away entirely leaving only the hole where the rowel would have been.