1859 McClellan saddle of Private Victor Whittemore

1859 McClellan saddle attributed to Private Victor Whittemore of the 1st Maine Cavalry with saddle bags and model 1863 bridle.

Victor Whittemore saw action at Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain before his death from disease on September 1,1862.

Initials "VW" are scratched on the top side of the left fender skirt. The saddle shows normal wear and aging but no significant losses.

The bridle is a later addition and has replaced reins.

This item was auctioned by the Conestoga Auction Company and sold for $3250.00 Lot 964