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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00819
Date 1864
Description Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; obverse ricasso stamped "US/ CEW / 1862", reverse ricasso stamped "Mansfield / & / Lamb / Forestdale, RI"; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel, pommel cap stamped "CEW"; wood grip with swell in the center covered in leather and wound in twisted brass wire. No scabbard.
Dimensions L-40.5 inches
Owned A. B. Venable [Abram Bedford Venable] [Abraham Bedford Venable]
Owner Regiment 18th Virginia Infantry, Cos. F, D
Made Mansfield and Lamb
Provenance 3rd Lt. Abram (or Abraham) Bedford Venable used this sword during the war.
People Venable, Abraham Bedford [A. B.]
Subjects edged weapon