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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.09.00038
Description Model 1840 U. S. Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with flat back and rudimentary false edge and single broad fuller; reverse ricasso stamped "W. Clauberg / Solingen" remains of leather cushion; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel; wood grip covered in leather and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.38a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-42 inches
Owned William Dorsey Pender
Owner Regiment 3rd North Carolina State Troops
13th North Carolina State Troops
Made W. Clauberg, Solingen, Germany
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Maj. Gen. William Dorsey Pender used this sword and scabbard during the war. He was wounded on the second day of Gettysburg.
People Pender, William Dorsey, Sr.
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg
Subjects edged weapon