1874 CAVALRY EQUIPMENT
MANUAL - ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT MEMORANDA NO. 18 REPRINT:
A quality reprint of “CAVALRY EQUIPMENT 1874, ORDNANCE
MEMORANDA No. 18” originally printed in Washington by
the Government Printing Office in 1874, this is an exact
reproduction of the service manual issued by the U.S.
Army during the Indian War Period.
This manual was the product
of a Board of Officers that was convened to examine and
recommend the proper equipment to outfit the cavalry
soldier. The proceedings of this board and the results
of their recommendations is detailed in this manual,
including numerous pieces of equipment that were
examined and not adopted for a variety of reasons.
The manual consists of 119
pages of text detailing the selection and description of
the various pieces of equipment to include: the saddle,
saddle bags, saber belt, holster, Dyer cartridge pouch,
bit, and bridle. In addition, there are eleven
additional pages of illustrated plates that show each
item of the soldier’s issue.
An excellent source of
information regarding the issue and wear of this
equipment for collector and reenactor alike, this is an
important addition to the library of any serious student
of the Indian Wars. $20