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by Todd
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Equipment Identification
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Equipment Identification

Would you be able to post any additional photos? This one is a bit... closely cropped.
by Todd
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: CW Artillery standard buckles
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: CW Artillery standard buckles

Just noticed - but the printing on the buckle case is very specific....

U.S. Artillery Harness
Model of 1863
by Todd
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: CW Artillery standard buckles
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: CW Artillery standard buckles

I need to dig up the couple of items I have and send pix. I had long thought they might be dragoon, but then I saw more dragoon stuff with what looked more like horseshoe shaped wire buckles -- without the flats and bevels. Sounds interesting. From looking at letters and the bits of ordnance descri...
by Todd
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Ordnance publications
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Ordnance publications

Ditto's on Couvi's link - you're not going to find any better collection of these right now.

For the horse equipment memoranda, look at 18 and 29.

No. 18 has plates for the equipment recommended in 1874,

No. 29 covers stuff from late 1880s/early 1890s.
by Todd
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: CW Artillery standard buckles
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: CW Artillery standard buckles

A curious display - I have photos of older dragoon buckles that were made with stamped brass shells for the outer surface, 'lined' with iron wire, and filled with lead. This is just the next step, by brass-plating the visible areas. A perfect example of when labor/time was worth less than a little e...
by Todd
Thu May 24, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Civil War Rubber Saddle Blankets?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Civil War Rubber Saddle Blankets?

What is a "Ranger Pattern Saddle?" I've not heard that term before. Ranger saddles were a fairly specific type of stop-gap saddle that were purchased and used in the first couple years of the war, until supply and quality control issues were ironed out. The "ranger saddle" was a common pattern type...
by Todd
Thu May 10, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Civil War Rubber Saddle Blankets?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Civil War Rubber Saddle Blankets?

:wtf: In 'Ordnance memoranda. no.1 1863', under the section titled, "Returns of Ordnance Stores, Class VIII, Accoutrements And Appendages For Small Arms, And Horse Equipments For Artillery And Cavalry", we find interesting things - items recognized to be 'in the system', and to be accounted for unde...
by Todd
Wed May 09, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Omnibus
Topic: Myles Keogh saddle and bridle
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Myles Keogh saddle and bridle

Interesting link - http://www.garryowen.com/comanche-today.html I would disagree with the authors comments about the original display location - you could get excellent views of both sides, whereas now you can only see the off-side, as it's tucked against a wall in an out-of-the-way corner. There's ...
by Todd
Wed May 09, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Oh yes, the regular army does not understand Cubist inspired camouflage. Even recently when Fort Sill's Field Artillery Museum painted some of the WW1 Era pieces in similar patterns, the command thought it was some sort of revolt. R/ Ralph Indeed - was down there recently, and when you come around ...
by Todd
Wed May 09, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Omnibus
Topic: Myles Keogh saddle and bridle
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Myles Keogh saddle and bridle

Very familiar with that mount and the equipment. The saddle is a bit of an oddity, as it wasn't the Whitman-like (Jenifer?) saddle pictured on Comanche much later in life, and in the very first photos of the mount taken when Dyche finished it. I would HIGHLY doubt that this was Keogh's - probably an...
by Todd
Wed May 09, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Use of Spanish Moss as a Saddle Pad
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Use of Spanish Moss as a Saddle Pad

A NOTE OF CLARIFICATION: For those that may not realize it, the current "US Cavalry Association" is NOT the same organization as existed before 1950. The original Cavalry Association morphed into the US Armor Association about that time, and appears to have (relatively recently) re-branded to be th...
by Todd
Wed May 09, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: RE: US M1918 Caisson for the "French 75mm"

Stunning!

You can just feel the regular army types yearning to paint it over with a single color.... :D
by Todd
Tue May 08, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: McClellan's Dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 190

McClellan's Dilemma

On October 3rd, 1856, Geo. McClellan forwarded a proposal for improvements for horse equipments and request to prepare a sample set for consideration to Secty of War Davis. A quick review of his proposal will show what has been a dilemma for many a student of this saddle style. McClellan describes a...
by Todd
Sat May 05, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: French saddle, bridle, and French 75
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: French saddle, bridle, and French 75

Explains where a LOT of stuff came from....
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Instruction for field artillery, horse and foot / compiled by a board of artillery officers.
https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009737323
by Todd
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Dad's McClellan saddle (I think)
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Dad's McClellan saddle (I think)

The saddle appears to be a standard WW1 surplus cavalry saddle, probably marked 11" on pommel shield. The bags are also standard WW1 surplus bags. The bridle appears to be a WW1 surplus M1909 cavalry bridle, with the bradoon loops clipped off (the brass piece sewn into the cheekpieces between the bu...
by Todd
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: French saddle, bridle, and French 75
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: French saddle, bridle, and French 75

Bradoon with chains - longtime continental pattern, I think. Was likely the primary influence that directed US watering bridle design, until those innovatin' yanks started putting spring snaps on them...
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1859 watering bridle - courtesy US Cavalry Museum
by Todd
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: T-shaped web canteen hanger dates?
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: T-shaped web canteen hanger dates?

Looks like a M1941 - drawing isn't great.
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- fyi, not from LRG, have these drawings but no time :)
by Todd
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: T-shaped web canteen hanger dates?
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: T-shaped web canteen hanger dates?

I think I have a qmd drawing of that one. Seem to recall the 30s, but I'll have to do some digging.
by Todd
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Dairy of Capt. William A. Thornton, 1855
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Dairy of Capt. William A. Thornton, 1855

A wonderful glimpse of travels across plains by an Ordnance officer. Earlier in 1855, Capt Thornton sent a report to Secty of War Jefferson Davis of a similar expedition. The observations made regarding horse equipment in use by his dragoon escorts were quite influential in the horse equipment trial...