Were there any real difference between military spurs and civilian spurs?

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The US Army issued a large number of military spurs while a fair number of Confederate cavalrymen used civilian spurs. Was there any real difference between military spurs and civilian spurs? Did the fact that many Confederates wore civilian spurs have any impact on military performance?
 
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