This buckskin coat was worn by Custer when he was Lieutenant Colonel with the 7th U. S.
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources, 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...