Month: September 2015

Horse Equipment, Material Culture

The McClellan Saddle and Its Proposed Modifications

  By Lieut. Colonel Edgar M. Whiting, Cavalry The horse equipment of the cavalry trooper has been improved in a number of ways during the past twenty-five years, but its improvement has not kept pace with the improvement of weapons and other articles of equipment. Although a better saddle than the McClellan might be devised, …

Material Culture

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 …

Material Culture

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. …