Thornton Grimsley and the Cavalry Board of 1859
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Thornton Grimsley and the Cavalry Board of 1859

When you look at the various reasons for the horse equipment trials and tests in the mid- to late-1850s, it becomes pretty apparent that one of the primary driving motives for searching for a new cavalry saddle was that the current issued regulation saddle, the Grimsley dragoon saddle of 1847, was no longer view favorably. …