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US Army cavalry bits, left, right, left, right

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Description Two United States Army Model 1863 tinned iron bits with curved shanks and size four (4) ports. Both are missing curb chains. One of the bits (.1) has a brass "US" bit boss riveted to each end of the mouth, a broken shank support, and fragments of leather reins attached to the rein rings. The right side bit boss is attached upside down; the left is right side up.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 8 3/4 inches length .1
5 1/2 inches width .1
3 1/4 inches height .1
9 inches length .2
5 1/8 inches width .2
3 1/4 inches height .2
Nomenclature Bit (bridle component)
Subjects Source: United States, Army, Cavalry
Used during Civil War
Used in United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Horses.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Animal Equipment
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1863 - Not later than 1865

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of Minneapolis Veterans Home
Holding Type 3D Objects
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