Horse's breast plate
overall (unfolded): 1 3/4 x 60 x 47 in. ( 4.4 x 152.4 x 119.4 cm )
Brown leather horse's breast plate with monogram, heart shaped brass plate with leather backing, three leather straps attached.
Gift of Mrs. Shelton E. Martin
engraved: center of brass plate: "B"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.