Pair of Civil War era Crow or Y-Strap leather saddlebags, comprised of double bags and connecting yoke. Flaps close with a "Y" shape billet, a characteristic of Confederate construction as illustrated on page 111 of the book CONFEDERATE SADDLES AND HORSE EQUIPMENT by Ken R. Knopp. Smaller example retains attached carrying straps. Stiching on both is very similar, possibly made by the same hand. Smaller saddlebags measure approx. 11 1/2" H x 16" W x 42 1/2" L. Larger bags approx. 15 1/2" H x 16" W x 43 1/2" L. Mid 19th century. Provenance: Both bags found in Greene County, TN, larger/darker pair ex. Broyles Estate of Greene County, Tennessee. CONDITION: Smaller set missing one of the iron bag latches, repairs to back seams at top of both bags. Larger set missing one of the iron bag latches. Both bags with separation to back seams at top and flap partially detached to one bag, small tear/cut to yoke, approx. 3" L.
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