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Object Name Bit, Bridle
Catalog Number 0985.08.00024
Description Steel driving (?) curb bit with large, round bridle rings and hooks for curb chain (missing); straight branches; iron mouthpiece with low port.
Material Steel
Dimensions W-5.5 L-9.5 inches
Owned L. V. Dix / unidentified Confederate soldier
Owner Regiment 6th New York Cavalry, Co. I
Event Battle of Trevilian's Station
Provenance The bit was taken from a riderless Confederate horse during the battle at Trevilian's Station, June 11, 1864 by Private L. V. Dix, Co. I, 6th New York Cavalry, dispatch courier at General Philip Sheridan's headquarters. Private Dix used the bit until his enlistment expired August 4, 1864.
People Dix, L. V.
unidentified Confederate soldier
Search Terms horse equipment
Overland Campaign
found on battlefield
Subjects animals
Bridle making