Civil War Army Saddle
Converted for civilian use, many or these old civil war saddles were rebuilt and this type was used by scouts, plainsmen, and buffalo hunters. Many of these old saddles were still in use in the 1890's. Many were used by cowboys on tho plains of Texas and New Mexico.
Farmers of the Upper Cross Timbers or Texas had them.
They were awkward and clumsy looking affairs. Donated to Western Trails Museum by David A Jenkins of Norwalk, Calif. 1966. What a wonderful story!