"This looks like a real McClellan saddle, though it's not in the best shape. You should get about $500 for it."
- Fact 1: Captain George McClellan studied European cavalry tactics and equipment before the outbreak of the American Civil War, leading to the development of his famed saddle.
- Fact 2: The McClellan saddle was lightweight and flexible, causing less fatigue than the military's then-standard Jennifer saddle.
- Fact 3: An extraordinarily long-lived design, the McClellan saddle has seen constant use in militaries around the world for more than 150 years.
- Fact 4: George Brinton McClellan was a key general in the American Civil War and the Democratic presidential candidate in 1864.
- Fact 5: McClellan was a gifted general and was well-liked by his men, but often butted heads with Abraham Lincoln and was replaced by Ambrose Burnside in 1862.