United States Army General and Staff officers hat insignia worn during the Civil War by General John B. Sanborn of the 4th Minnesota Regiment. The velvet patch is embroidered in bullion with a wreath and the letters "MVM" (Minnesota Volunteer Militia).
Pair of brass western style spurs with metal boot straps. Each spur has a ten point iron rowel. The spurs were worn during the Civil War by Major Thomas B. Wilson of the 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.