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Object Name Bit, Bridle
Catalog Number 0985.13.01140
Description Iron Pelham-style bit with curved lower branches, fixed rings, and curb chain; curved iron mouthpiece; "9" painted in white piant on mouthpiece.
Material Metal/Iron
Dimensions W-5.5 L-6.5 inches
Provenance The bit was picked up on the battlefield at Cold Harbor or the Crater by John W. Drew.
People Drew, John W.
Search Terms horse equipment
found on battlefield
Overland Campaign (tentative)
Peninsula Campaign (tentative)
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg (tentative)
Seven Days Battles (tentative)
Subjects animals
horses
Bridles
Bridle making