1st Minnesota general's saddle

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Titles 1st Minnesota general's saddle
Description English style tooled leather saddle used during the Civil War by General Charles Powell Adams of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Adams was mustered into service on April 30, 1861, and elected Captain of Company H. General Adams was wounded many times during the course of the war; at Bull Run, Antietam, Malvern Hill, and at Gettysburg, where he served as lieutenant colonel and was hit at least three times. Adams re-enlisted in Hatch's Battalion of Independent Cavalry and was mustered out of service on June 5, 1866, and was given a promotion to brevet brigadier general for meritorious service.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 16 inches length (pommel to cantle)
19 inches length maximum
23 inches length (stirrup leathers)
17 inches width maximum
39 inches height maximum
Nomenclature saddle (seat)
Materials leather
Subjects Used by: Adams, Charles Powell
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
Animal Equipment
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6229.1 (Accession Number)

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