|Object Name||Bit, Bridle|
|Description||Iron, straight branch curb bit with two rein rings; iron mouthpiece with high port. One branch missing.|
|Dimensions||W-5 L-5.5 inches|
|Owned||Samuel Garland, Jr. ; Mrs. Arch Beander|
|Owner Regiment||2nd Arkansas Infantry|
The bit fragment belonged to Brig. Gen. Samuel Garland, Jr., of the 2nd Arkansas Infantry. He had broken it, and in exchange for a good one, gave this piece and $25.00 to Mrs. Arch Beander, whose statement accompanies it.
"These bridle were the property of Col. Garland of 2nd regiment of Arkansas. He taken [sic] my bridle because he had broken his, he paid me 25 dollars as the difference…" (donor note)
Garland, Samuel, Jr.
Beander, Arch, Mrs.