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bridle

Object Number: 
1953.85b
Date: 
1855-1863
Medium: 
Leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 68 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 26.7 x 174 cm )
Description: 
Brown leather bridle with brow band attached to a large bit with metal medallions on either side showing the profile of an eagle in relief at the jowls; leather reins attached to the bit.
Gallery Label: 
This bridle was used by Major General James Barnes during the Civil War at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863. He was the grandfather of the owner.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Shelton E. Martin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group