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Object Name SADDLE
Catalog Number 0985.10.00102
Description McClellan style saddle with leather seat, oval brass escutchion plates, hooded wooden stirrups. (see also: saddle holsters and cover (0985.10. 194-.194a). Unknown manufacture.
Dimensions H-40 W-18.5 inches
Owned Ellison Capers
Owner Regiment 24th South Carolina Infantry
Provenance Col. Ellison Capers owned this saddle along with the saddle holsters and cover (0985.10.194-.194a). His men presented the items to him, as well as a horse and bridle, in winter quarters in Dalton, Georgia, in January 1864 while he was Colonel of the 24th South Carolina Infantry. Capers used these items during the campaigns of Major General John Bell Hood and General Joseph E. Johnston in Tennessee and Georgia.
People Capers, Ellison
Search Terms horse equipment
Franklin-Nashville Campaign
Subjects animals