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Saddle and bridle

Object Number: 
1919.24ab
Date: 
1861-185
Medium: 
Leather, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall (saddle): 11 x 15 x 23 in. (27.9 x 38.1 x 58.4 cm) Overall (bridle): 25 x 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (63.5 x 16.5 x 8.9
Marks: 
cast: on the bit: "US"
Description: 
English style (no pommel knop) brown leather saddle with metal fittings; wooden stirrups hang from stirrups leathers on each side. Brown leather bridle with wide brow band attached to a large cast metal bit with "US" in circles along the jowls; leather reins attached to the bit.
Gallery Label: 
This saddle and bridle were used during the Civil War by John Henry Garrison, Hospital Steward, Co. A, 1st New York Lincoln Cavalry.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Grace A. Garrison
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group