e sturgeon beef at the same time for our workmen.
In cavalry equipments, the main thing was to get a good saddle— one that did not ruin the back of the horse; for that, and not the rider's seat is the point to be achieved.
The rider soon accommodates himself to the seat provided for him. Not so the animal's back, which suffers from a bad saddle.
We adopted Jenifer's tree, which did very well while the horses were in good condition, and was praised by that prince of cavalrymen, General J. E. B. Stuart; but it came down on the horses backbone and withers as soon as the cushion of fat and muscle dwindled.
The McClellan tree did better on the whole, and we finally succeeded in making a pretty good saddle of that kind—comfortable enough, but not as durable as the Federal article.
In this branch of the service, one of the most difficult wants to supply was the horseshoe for cavalry and artillery.
The want of iron and labor both were felt.
Of course such a thing as a horseshoe mach