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Object Name Holster, Saddle
Catalog Number 0985.13.00439
Description Black leather, hooded saddle holsters for revolvers; brass end caps.
Dimensions L-36 inches
Owned Joseph E. Hobson
Owner Regiment 4th Virginia Cavalry, Co. E, "Powhatan Troop"
Provenance Captain Joseph E. Hobson used these saddle holsters as a member of Co. E, 4th Virginia Cavalry, during the war.

He donated these in memory of his brother, Thomas Hobson, who was killed near Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 9, 1864 at age 23, and was carried from the field wrapped in a blanket and buried near the courthouse.
People Hobson, Joseph E.
Hobson, Thomas