According to Edith Roosevelt, these metal riding spurs were worn by Theodore Roosevelt in the Santiago Campaign during the Spanish American War. Roosevelt raised a volunteer cavalry regiment known as the "Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish American War.


  • Title: Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Rider Spurs
  • Date Created: c. 1898
  • Physical Dimensions: W 10 cm, L 19.5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st, Military uniforms, Clothing and dress, Spanish-American War (1898)
  • Contributor: Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, National Park Service
  • Medium: Metal and leather

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