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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00782
Description Infantry Officer's Militia Sword; straight, double edged blade with single fuller, etched with floral sprays, military trophies and eagle. "AMES MFG Chicopee/[Mass]" leather cushion; brass cruciform hilt, decorated with floral motif and five point stars, quillon terminate in floral bud, langets extend over blade, and counter sunk into grip, double chain knuckle bow, (detached from quillon). helmet pommel, mother of pearl grip, reverse side missing. Brass scabbard (.782a) decorated with floral sprays, with three suspension rings; scabbard stamped on reverse "AMES MFG/ Chicopee".
Owned William Barrett Pendleton
Owner Regiment 23rd Virginia Infantry, Co. G, "Frederick's Hall Grays"
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Provenance 1st Lt. William Barrett Pendleton wore this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Pendleton, William Barrett
Search Terms Laurel Hill
Subjects edged weapon