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General Sheridan's Saddle
1860-1865

"Valued between two and three thousand dollars"
This Mexican saddle was presented to Major General Philip H. Sheridan, a highly successful Civil War cavalry officer. He commanded a division along the Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico between 1865 and 1867. At this time, many Mexicans were engaged in struggles with the troops of the French-imposed emperor, Maximillian, and occasionally received support from United States troops. According to an entry in the "Army and Navy Journal" of March 24, 1866, this saddle--"valued between two and three thousand dollars"--was presented to Sheridan by a wealthy Mexican friend who was a great admirer of the general.

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20-1/2" long x 13-3/4" wide x 12" deep
Wood, rawhide, tanned leather, silver and copper alloys, iron, natural fibers
Donated by Mrs. Philip Sheridan, 1926
Philip H. Sheridan, born March 6, 1831, Albany, NY; died August 5, 1888, Nonquitt, MA
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