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.
|Format||Content Category: artifacts
|Measurements||8 3/4 inches length (188.8.131.52)
5 1/2 inches width (184.108.40.206)
3 1/4 inches height (220.127.116.11)
9 inches length (18.104.22.168)
5 1/8 inches width (22.214.171.124)
3 1/4 inches height (126.96.36.199)
|Nomenclature||Bit (bridle component)
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
|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|