The Civil War in Missouri

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Confederate Style Wrought Iron Hoof Pick

ca. 1861-1865
MHM Collections

This hoof pick is of the style used by Confederate troops. However, as the Confederacy required volunteers to provide their own mounts, styles varied greatly. In fact, Joseph Shelby’s cavalry during the Confederate raid in 1862 had a wide variety of horses, mules, and equipment.