, Knee This brushed felt hat was worn by flaps Confederate 2nd Lieutenant John T.

Purvis. Purvis served in the West, where the standard cavalry kepi was not popular. There a hat was expected to shelter a man from the sun.

Built-up sole

A CAVALRYMAN'S SEAT The basic saddle used by both cavalries was designed before the war by George B. McClellan, a future Union general. The saddle shown here is made on that pattern.

Split seat

Carbine sling

Sword belt


Split seat

Yellow collar and jacket piping, signifying cavalry

Blanket roll

Stirrup cup

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