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Object Name Girth
Catalog Number 0985.13.00058b
Description Blue wool girth with leather reinforced ends and iron roller buckles.
Material Wool/Leather/Iron
Dimensions W-3.313 L-45 inches
Owned Robert E. Lee
Provenance These girth straps belonged to General Robert E. Lee. They are believed to have been used with saddle (.58) that Lee used on Traveller during the Civil War. [.58b was formerly Found in Collection; because it is nearly identical to .58a, and is also associated with R. E. Lee, it was subsequently assigned a Virginia Room accession number.]
People Lee, Robert E.
Traveller
Search Terms Horse equipment
Subjects animals
horses
saddles
Saddlery