Relic Artillery Driver's Saddle - Recovered from City Point, Virginia. With original brass shield and brass frame. This saddle was used by the mounted artillery crew members who drove the horse team pulling the cannon, limber, and caissons. Six horses were the preferred team, for a field piece, with four being considered the minimum team. Horses were harnessed in pairs on either side of the limber pole. A driver rode on each left-hand horse and held reins for both the horse he rode and the horse to his right.
Inventory Number: ART 135