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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00758
Description Model 1850 U.S. Foot Officer's Sword: slightly curved, single-edged blade with two fullers; gilded brass hilt with guard decorated with pierced design of floral sprays, knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated on forward edge with oak leaves; wood grip covered with leather and twisted wire. No scabbard.
Dimensions L-36 inches
Owned Richard W. Heath
Owner Regiment 41st Virginia Infantry, Co. G (2nd)
Made Unknown
Provenance Lt. Richard W. Heath used this sword during the war. He was wounded at the Battle of Second Manassas; and either the Battle of the Wilderness (according to the inscripton on the reverse of the image) or the Petersburg Campaign. He was taken prisoner, and according to the inscription on the reverse, died at Fort Delaware.
People Heath, Richard W.
Search Terms Fort Delaware
Battle of Second Manassas / Second Bull Run
Battle of the Wilderness (tentative)
Overland Campaign (tentative)
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg (tentative)
Subjects soldiers
edged weapon