McClellan Saddle

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/17/2010

Captain George B. McClellan toured Europe with a military commission looking at new military tactics. He returned and developed a new modified cavalry saddle. In 1859, the U.S. War Department adopted the McClellan saddle. They remained the standard issue throughout the history of the horse cavalry...

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