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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.03.00067
Description Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer's Sword of probable Confederate manufacture: slightly curved blade with single broad fuller; brass hilt pieced with rosettes and floral sprays; knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel; pommel missing; wooden grip covered in leather with twisted wire wrap. Leather scabbard (.67a) with brass mounts.
Dimensions L-38 inches
Owned Jeremy Francis Gilmer
Owner Regiment Chief Engineer - Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston
Chief Engineer - Dept of Northern Virginia
Chief of the Engineer Bureau of the Confederate War Dept
Made Unknown Confederate
Provenance Maj. Gen. Jeremy Francis Gilmer, Chief of Army Engineers, used this sword and scabbard.
People Gilmer, Jeremy Francis
Subjects Engineering
edged weapon