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M1859 Regulation Issue Mounted Blanket by Woolrich w/Hand Stitched US

Our Price: $99.50

Product Code: BLA-007

M1859 Regulation Issue Mounted Blanket by Woolrich w/Hand Stitched US

These blankets have been made by eight generations of the same family at the USA's longest continuously operating woolen mill (Woolrich), founded in 1830. This blanket was issued to all mounted troops, Cavalry, Artillery, officers or anyone who rode a horse. They have 'US' hand-stitched onto them as many originals.
  • 66" W x 80" L
  • 85% wool/15% nylon, 24 oz./yd.
  • Dry-clean only
  • Made in USA

  • As per the 1863 Revised U.S. Army Regulations, page 479, paragraph 1647: "SADDLE BLANKET – To be of pure wool, close woven, of stout yarns of an indigo-blue color, with an orange border 3 inches wide, 3 inches from the edge. The letters U.S., six inches high, of orange color, in the center of the blanket. Dimensions: 75 inches long, 67 inches wide; weight, 3.19 pounds; variation allowed in weight, 0.19 pounds." (Note: this is the same saddle blanket as described in the 1861 regulations)

    Unidentified Union Trooper with M1859 McClellan Saddle and Horse Blanket.

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