MODEL 1859 CAVALRY SADDLE BLANKET – EXCELLENT
REPRODUCTION: This is a very high grade
reproduction of the Model 1859 Cavalry Saddle Blanket
which was produced years ago, and just surfaced in an
old collection. Unlike many of the reproduction
blankets which have been produced, this blanket was
manufactured to the original measurements and
specifications. This blanket measures 79” by 64”, and
the 3” wide stripes are set 3” from the edge as they
should be. The wool is a high quality, densely woven
blanket wool with a close nap and a rich blue color.
The stripes are the distinctive, and correct, golden
orange. For some reason related to either my camera or
the lighting, the stripes show in the photo as being
more red than they are. The actual color has more orange
in it and is definitely the correct color of the
original stripes. This blanket has been displayed under
a saddle, however it is in like new condition.
Original specimens of this blanket are probably
nonexistent in private collections and this correct
recreation contributes significantly to properly
displaying your Civil War or early Indian War McClellan
Saddle. These blankets are no longer available from the
original source, and this is a scarce opportunity to
obtain a nice finishing touch to your saddle display.
NOTE: THE LIGHT STREAKS SHOWING ON THE BLANKET
IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW ARE RAYS OF SUNLIGHT SHINING ON
THE BLANKET AND NOT FADING, BLEACHED AREAS, OR
DISCOLORATION IN THE MATERIAL.