Month: December 2015

Artifacts & Details

US Model of 1859 iron buckles for cavalry equipment

US Model of 1859 iron buckles for cavalry equipment In 1859, the McClellan model cavalry saddle specifications were extensively revised from the previously tested Model 1857 McClellan (commonly referred to as the Trial Saddle). One of these alterations was the substitution of the hardware used for the bridle, saddlebags, carbine loop and coat straps with …