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by Kurt Hughes
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Nelson Miles, May 30, 1921

Seeing the photo reminded me of one I have, added below a member of C troop 13th cavalry circa 1907, similar seat and like in the photo of Nelson Miles he has a Whitman saddle.
Kurt.
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by Kurt Hughes
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Squad Pouch
Replies: 1
Views: 377

Re: Squad Pouch

My understanding is that it was designed to be carried on the M1910 haversack under the meat can pouch, this was in place of an entrenching tool. Photos of them being used are scarce, from memory there are one or two photos of them being carried on a belt. I would think in the trenches it would have...
by Kurt Hughes
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Officers Spurs
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Officers Spurs

Hi Couvi
Can you private message me your email or email me through contacts.
Thanks
Kurt.
by Kurt Hughes
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Officers Spurs
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Officers Spurs

Hi Couvi There are a few options for that time period as you know it was a time of change, the pattern 1903 spurs were about to be introduced but an officer could have been wearing 1885's, 1888's or even 1903 box spurs. Later when the 1902 dress uniform is still being worn the 1911 spurs were being ...
by Kurt Hughes
Sat May 30, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: McClellan scabbard
Replies: 0
Views: 554

McClellan scabbard

Just thought I would post a photo of a scabbard that taken from a relic Model 1896 saddle. It is a purpose made item and well made, it has a piece of thicker leather placed between the two leather sections to give it extra support. The scabbard sat under the rear o/s quarterstrap and the footman loo...
by Kurt Hughes
Sun May 17, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: First Louisiana Cavalry
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: First Louisiana Cavalry

Sorry I cannot be of any great help but if you did not already know, he is mentioned on page 114 of the book: Louisiana Legacy: A History of the State National Guard. By Casso.

Kurt
by Kurt Hughes
Thu May 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Victory in Europe Day 75th Anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 501

Victory in Europe Day 75th Anniversary

The 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe tomorrow, with all that is going on in the world at the moment tomorrow is an opportunity to divert our minds to commemorate in whatever way you can, maybe raise a glass to all those who fought for our freedom for almost six years, whether on the battlefield...
by Kurt Hughes
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Saddlebag side strap.
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Saddlebag side strap.

Here you go
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by Kurt Hughes
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Saddlebag side strap.
Replies: 4
Views: 822

Re: Saddlebag side strap.

Hi Dick I might have a copy of the drawing for them but cannot check until tomorrow, failing that I have some loose examples and others on various model saddlebags I can measure, but doubt they changed much if at all over the years. As to adding photos when you Post a reply, there is a box below &qu...
by Kurt Hughes
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Remembering Columbus March 9th 1916.
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Remembering Columbus March 9th 1916.

Hi Bill

In answer to your question, yes. I managed to visit for the memorial day and the celebration day, although different I have fond memories of both.

Regards
Kurt
by Kurt Hughes
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Remembering Columbus March 9th 1916.
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Remembering Columbus March 9th 1916.

Todd well spotted yes they are. The 30/06 cases were kindly given to me by a good friend, he has been visiting Columbus for many years and has both picked them up over the years and been given them by people who had found them, I was very appreciative what a great gift to be given. What made it bett...
by Kurt Hughes
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Remembering Columbus March 9th 1916.
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Remembering Columbus March 9th 1916.

An odd Columbus related item, oversized cardboard peanut shell with ribbon that once contained what? If any knows or has an idea I would appreciate their thoughts.
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by Kurt Hughes
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Remembering Columbus March 9th 1916.
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Remembering Columbus March 9th 1916.

Just a small post on the anniversary of the attack on Columbus and to remember those civilians and soldiers who lost their lives. Also those who fought off the attack and pursued the attackers into Mexico. The first pic shows a selection of related items, the military items being of the period and m...
by Kurt Hughes
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Help Identify US Pommel Pockets
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: Help Identify US Pommel Pockets

Hi sandy

Sorry for not responding to your reply sooner, yes it looks to be a faux pigskin leather, the leather is also thinner than that found on arsenal produced items.

Kurt.
by Kurt Hughes
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Help Identify US Pommel Pockets
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: Help Identify US Pommel Pockets

Here you go.
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by Kurt Hughes
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Help Identify US Pommel Pockets
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: Help Identify US Pommel Pockets

Todd thank you for the work you have put in, it does sound very promising reading that description. Any ideas on where might be a good home for these being such an obscure item, I imagine there is no one collecting this kit being so few were made, it would be a shame just to store them away, well he...
by Kurt Hughes
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Help Identify US Pommel Pockets
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: Help Identify US Pommel Pockets

Thanks Todd, I will be sure to keep all the newspaper. The photo is very tantalizing if only it was not a packed saddle, the pommel pocket itself appears quite similar from what we can see including having the securing strap sewn to the outside of the flap, whilst not exclusive (enlisted M1912 pocke...
by Kurt Hughes
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Help Identify US Pommel Pockets
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Help Identify US Pommel Pockets

I am just wondering if anyone might be able to identify these pommel pockets or have any thoughts or observations about them, firstly some background on them. I bought them fairly inexpensively around twenty years ago just as "saddlebags", at the time I was interested in them due to their ...
by Kurt Hughes
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Whiting Modification to the McClellan Saddle
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Re: Whiting Modification to the McClellan Saddle

Hi Dick Sorry I am unable to help answer your question. But I would be interested to hear should you find any photos, illustrations or drawings other than those photos from the Cavalry Journal. I have a pair of pommel pockets that resemble the Whiting pockets from what little is visible in the photo...
by Kurt Hughes
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Caption the Photo. . . .
Replies: 79
Views: 28312

Re: Caption the Photo. . . .

When I asked if you could camouflage my steel helmet this is not quite what I had in mind.