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. …

Horsemanship

Saddling and Bridling As Taught In The 7th U.S. Cavalry

by Brevet Maj. Gen. Gibbs Major 7th Cavalry Leavenworth: Daily Conservative Book and Job Printing House, 13 & 15 Shawnee St. 1868 Cavalry Manual Showing the Manner of Bridling, Unbridling, Saddling, and Unsaddling a Horse; and the Manner of Folding the Saddle Blanket. The saddle being on the ground, four paces in front of the …

Society

Uncle Couvi’s Rules For Visiting A Museum To Perform Research

1. Make an appointment a. The museum business is a business with deadlines, timetables, workloads and irate bosses. Be prepared to adjust to their timetable since you are in their area of responsibility. b. Many collectors believe that museum personnel are sitting around with nothing to do and are just waiting for someone to come …

Horse Equipment, Material Culture

Yule’s Modified Field Artillery Harness

United States Field Artillery Harness BY LIEUTENANT EDGAR H. YULE, ARTILLERY CORPS Published in the Journal of United State Artillery, 1906, Lt. Yule was attempting to address known problems with the harness then in use. Even in 1906, it appears from reaction to this article that extensive testing and consideration was on-going, testing that would …