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Special orders #85, dated April 10, 1872: The 1859 Mc Clellans were to be covered with black collar leather and the skirts to be removed.There were to be leather safes, 4 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches added under the girth strap "D" rings.This 1928 WW2 Mc Clellan saddle follows the original specifications, original tree used, or a new wide 1904 style. Please check the current catalog for saddle prices, and the Saddle Gear we have to offer.New russet leather cover, correct side skirts, wool covered underbars on tree, cavalry model US covered stirrups,brass hardware, six coat straps. You will be completely satisfied with this WWII saddle.Please check the current catalog for saddle prices, and the Indian War Saddle Parts and Equipment we have to offer.I found the "Society of the Military Horse" site while trying to identify two saddles that I have. The only marking on the rawhide one is a stamp on the right side stirrup anchor,but I can't make out what it is. (I didn't know how many I was allowed to post at one time) I am sure the leather one is authentic ,because I found it in a barn over 20 years ago. First, ridden by fifty men on a continuous march from Crawford, Nebraska, to Maneuver Camp, near D. Russell, Wyoming, and return; total distance covered, 452 miles, half the trip, hot and dry and very dusty; returning, cold, snowy and wet.Thank you in advance for any information you might have. Second, ridden by troop; average number present at daily maneuvers or drills mounted, forty-two men; average time used seven hours—all three gaits used; total distance covered, about 400 miles; country very rough and broken; weather varied. SIR:—In reply to letter from your office dated October 31, 1906, relative to the present cavalry saddle, I have the honor to report as follows: This saddle as used by Troop L, Sixth Cavalry, has been subjected to the following severe and unusual tests since July 15th, last.

The rawhide covered saddle is a reenactors rebuild item. Also, if anyone has an old photo of the artillery saddle in use I would love to see it. But one horse had a sore back, and that caused by the rider's pack being poorly adjusted. Second, ridden by troop; average number present at daily maneuvers or drills mounted, forty-two men; average time used seven hours—all three gaits used; total distance covered, about 400 miles; country very rough and broken; weather varied.

Specify stirrup size: 3" or 4 1/2" CSA shield and clipped corner slot plates are available for the '59.

Please check the current catalog for saddle prices, and the 1859 Mc Clellan Equipment we have to offer.

The leather covered one is stamped in two places "W. I just got the rawhide one last week,so I don't know if it is authentic or a reproduction. Gaits, walk and trot; saddles lay in shelter tents or on the ground when not in use.

I have attached photos of each saddle and the markings,and I have several more if needed. SIR:—In reply to letter from your office dated October 31, 1906, relative to the present cavalry saddle, I have the honor to report as follows: This saddle as used by Troop L, Sixth Cavalry, has been subjected to the following severe and unusual tests since July 15th, last.

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