bridle

bridle
bridle
bridle
bridle
bridle
Title
bridle
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Shelton E. Martin
Object Number 
1953.85b
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group