"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.

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