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US Army cavalry bits
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.
Content Category: artifacts
8 3/4 inches length (220.127.116.11)
5 1/2 inches width (18.104.22.168)
3 1/4 inches height (22.214.171.124)
9 inches length (126.96.36.199)
5 1/8 inches width (188.8.131.52)
3 1/4 inches height (184.108.40.206)
bit (bridle component)
Source: United States, Army, Cavalry
Used during: Civil War, 1861-1865
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
Use: Not earlier than 1863 - Not later than 1865
Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Gift of Minneapolis Veterans Home
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
220.127.116.11-2 (Accession Number)