|Object Name||Bit, Bridle|
|Description||US Model 1859 curb bit, "S" branches with lower connecting bar and one set of rein rings; iron mouthpiece with #4 port; curb chain missing; bosses missing.|
|Dimensions||W-5.5 L-8 inches|
|Owned||William H. May|
|Provenance||This bit was used by the Hon. William H. May during the war while in command of General Taylor's independent couriers.|
May, William H.