Overall: 4 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 68 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 26.7 x 174 cm )
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.
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.
Gift of Mrs. Shelton E. Martin
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