breast plate

Object Number: 
1953.85c
Date: 
1855-1863
Medium: 
Leather, brass
Dimensions: 
overall (unfolded): 1 3/4 x 60 x 47 in. ( 4.4 x 152.4 x 119.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: center of brass plate: "B"
Description: 
Brown leather horse's breast plate with monogram, heart shaped brass plate with leather backing, three leather straps attached.
Gallery Label: 
This horse's breast plate was used by Major General James Barnes in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. He was the donor's grandfather.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Shelton E. Martin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group