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Original, M1859 Prudden Contract Civil War Used with Battle Hit, US  Cavalry Saddle W/Saddle Bags

Original Civil War used C. Prudden Mfr. 1120 Noble St.  Philadelphia made Enlisted mans cavalry Saddle in good used condition. Mfrd 1864 with makers brass tag on front left side bar. Rawhide seat in good used condition with normal seam separation mainly at bottom of tree. Brass coat straps plates intact with unusual lead plate on front of cantle?? Leather skirts in good used condition, supple, with normal use dings. This saddle has the spaded D rings for quarter straps & belly straps. The front of pommel either shows battle damage & you can see where a musket minie hit it & took out most of the front brass plate. Small parts of original brass coat strap plate intact as with part of the rawhide. Saddle has the original pommel brass shield with 11 Inch Seat stamping.  All barrel staples & rings intact.  Leather belly strap on left side mainly intact shows use & on the other side has remnants of belly strap. The rawhide covered tree is in good used condition & shows use. The black  leather skirts, quarter straps, stirrup straps are all in good used condition & supple. Saddle has good Hooded wood stirrups. Along with this US McCellan Saddle is a pair of original M1859 McCellan Saddle Bags. These saddle bags seen the elephant to as they are in well used condition. The buckles & straps are missing, the rest is intact with some leather crazing. Loops are intact for mounting the bags to the foot loops on the saddle. This McCellan US Cavalry Troopers saddle definitely saw use during the war with battle damage. Could have been in the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Richmond, Petersburg, Etc. These original Civil War saddles are getting very hard to find in this original condition.