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Object Name SADDLE
Catalog Number 0985.04.00015
Date ca. 1862
Description Mexican-made Western saddle; silver mounted with tooled russet leather seat, silver mounted cantle rim, silver horn, and black leather hooded wooden stirrups. Three saddle straps (a-c). Heavily decorated in silver thread. A plate attached to the pommel reads, "PRESENTED TO / COL. JOHN HUNT MORGAN / OF LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY / BY HIS FRIENDS IN / AUGUSTA, GA. / MAY 1862." A stamp on the front skirt, on-side, reads, "_____RMUTHYC / MEXICO."
Dimensions H-39.5 W-24.5 D-15.5 inches
Owned John Hunt Morgan
Owner Regiment 2nd Kentucky Cavalry
Dept. of Southwest Virginia
Provenance The Mexican made, Grimsley silver mounted saddle was owned by Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Morgan's friends in Augusta, Georgia presented him with the saddle and saddle straps (0985.4.15a-.15c) in May 1862.
People Morgan, John Hunt
Search Terms horse equipment
Subjects animals
horses
saddles
Saddlery
gifts