Glenn Pier Depot


Federal McClellan

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Basic M-1859 model includes:


All sewing is done by hand with a kit-waxed finish at no extra charge

In 1855, Captain George McClellan traveled to Europe for the Military Commission to study the latest in European military practices.  From his observations, McClellan designed a modification of an Eastern European saddle.  This saddle was less expensive to produce and simpler than the existing cavalry-issued saddle.  It was lighter, yet sturdy enough to provide good support to rider and his gear.  In addition, it was more comfortable for less robust horses.