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Object Name SADDLE VALISE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00495
Description Black waterproofed canvas saddle valise with blue cord trim on ends; three leather straps and steel roller buckles.
Dimensions W-9.5 L-24 inches
Owned Luther Wright Jerrell
Owner Regiment 9th Virginia Cavalry, Co. B
Event Battle of the Boydton Plank Road / Hatcher's Run / Burgess’ Mill
Provenance This saddle roll was used by Luther Wright Jerrell. Jerrell enlisted as a Private at age 18 on March 10, 1862 in Co. B, 9th Virginia Cavalry, possibly as a substitute for a Mr. Burroughs near Richmond (per an old Museum label). He was mortally wounded in action on the Plank Road near Petersburg, VA. on October 27, 1864. He died four days later.
People Jerrell, Luther Wright
Search Terms horse equipment
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Battle of the Boydton Plank Road / Hatcher's Run / Burgess’ Mill
Subjects animals
horses
saddles
Saddlery
Substitute soldiers