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saddle

Object Number: 
1953.85a
Date: 
1855-1863
Medium: 
Leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 x 18 x 19 1/2 in. ( 96.5 x 45.7 x 49.5 cm )
Description: 
Brown leather saddle without pommel with deep u-shaped seat and metal fittings; stirrups with leather toe protectors hang from adjustable leather straps on each side.
Gallery Label: 
This saddle was used during the Civil War in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, by Major General James Barnes (1801-1869). He was the grandfather of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Shelton E. Martin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group