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Object Name Bit, Bridle
Catalog Number 0985.08.00039
Description Iron, straight branch curb bit with two rein rings; iron mouthpiece with high port. One branch missing.
Material Iron
Dimensions W-5 L-5.5 inches
Owned Samuel Garland, Jr. ; Mrs. Arch Beander
Owner Regiment 2nd Arkansas Infantry
Provenance 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)
People Garland, Samuel, Jr.
Beander, Arch, Mrs.
Search Terms horse equipment
items exchanged
Subjects animals
Bridle making