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US Army cavalry bits
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
ID Number 74.34.16.1-2