M1859 Demarest McCellan Saddle,Id'ed/1st NY SOLD!!!!!

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Price: $3 350.00

Super Rare, Civil War used, M1859,U.S Enlistedmans, McCellan Trooper's Saddle with Crupper & Identified on saddle with Trooper's name. This Civil war used saddle was ridden by Pvt. Samuel Skinner of Co. H, New York Vet. Cavalry. Skinner enlisted into this unit 8/30/64 & was with them until he mustered out on 6/8/65 at Camp Platt, Wv. The Trooper's saddle is a Demarest mfrd Go'vt McCellan Saddle with all the straps & hardware including the Crupper. Standard Mac saddle with rawhide cover on Tree & dyed black leather skirts, Stirrups Straps & hooded stirrups, Qtr. Straps, black leather sweat leathers, belly straps & correct M1859 leather Girth. Rawhide is still good with use with normal seam seperation on the bottom of tree & one small area where rawhide was gone, probably from use. Areas on rawhide may have some actual blood stains. Skirts are in good, used, supple condition with period SWS cut into leather. Quarter straps are all intact with one has a small support leather backing. Black leather hoods show use but are in good condition. Regulation wood stirrups in good used condition with the left stirrup has cut & stained into it, "S W. Skinner, LeRoy, NY". The black Sweat leathers good use condition with on the right side on back is cut into Leather: SWS. This Demarest Mfrd saddle was made at the end of 1863 or early 1864 as it still has the unspaded D rings on qtr. straps & has the brass mfr label on sidebar reading D. Demarest  Maker, Newark, N.J. All the original hardware intact on this CW used saddle. All the rings & staples are intact as the footloops on both tree & sidebar. All brass coatstrap plates & Pommel shield stamped 11 1/2 IN.Seat intact. Leather belly strap intact with nice repair intact as the orignal to the saddle leather M1859 girth. Leather crupper intact & shows a lot of use & has a repair to one of the straps. The first NY Veteran Cavalry regt. was in the 17th Regt, & attached to the 2nd Cavalry Div. Army of W.Va. & was very active & was in many battles & skirmishes in 1864, 65. Some of the battles were, New Market, Piedmont, Kernstown ll,Lynchburg, Leetown & Martinsburg & others. When Skinner was attched they were at Kanawha valley against Witcher, Newtown & Nineveh, Rude's Hill & in 1865 attached to Dept of West Va. & in July of 65 mustered out at Camp Platt, WV. So with Skinner being in at the end of 64 into 65 the saddle survived  without a lot of issues. Have copies of soldier's records on Pvt. Skinner with a copy of a bounty record & record showing he had died  in Jan. 1885.  Papers on history of the 1st NY Vet. Cavalry. I Have dealt with Civil War saddles for a lot of years & this is the third identified saddle I have come across. The M1859 McCellan Trooper's Saddle in good condition with all the parts & straps are coming very rare & especially with the Soldiers name who was in the war. Very Rare Identified, CW, M1859, Demarest Mfrd, McCellan Trooper's Saddle.