No. 1879 – Price List of Small Arms and Hand Arms, Etc.

No. 1879 PRICE LIST OF SMALL ARMS AND HAND ARMS SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS OF THE SOLDIER (COMPRISING INFANTRY, CAVALRY, ARTILLERY, AND BAND EQUIPMENTS) HORSE EQUIPMENTS OFFICERS’ EQUIPMENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES FOR THE USE OF TROOP, BATTERY, AND COMPANY ORGANIZATIONS REVISED MAY 20, 1908 REVISED MARCH 1, 1910 REVISED FEBRUARY 1, 1913 WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT…

Report on the manufacture of saddletrees, Rock Island Arsenal, July 31, 1897

ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1897 REPORT OF THE CHIEF OF ORDNANCE WASHINGTON: GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 1897 excerpt from page 8 EQUIPMENTS From 1865 until about a year ago our saddles have been made from saddletrees which were left on hand at the close of the war….

Civil War McClellan inspection mark, circa 1863

Civil War McClellan inspection mark, circa 1863

This inspection mark was found on an original civil war 1863 vintage McClellan saddletree.  This specimen was found under a civilian saddle built circa 1880s.  This rather large, bold mark was present on both the rawhide and the wood, in roughly the same cantle position.  It appears to have been made with heavy printers ink…

US Pattern of 1859 Horse Equipments For The Cavalry Service

The following is gathered from the 1861 US Ordnance Manual, and describes completely the regulation ‘Pattern of 1859’ cavalry horse equipments.A complete set of horse equipments for cavalry troops consists of 1 bridle, 1 watering-bridle, 1 halter, 1 saddle, 1 pair of saddle-bags, 1 saddle-blanket, 1 surcingle, 1 pair of spurs, 1 curry-comb, 1 horse-brush, 1 picket-pin,…