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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.06.00043
Description Spanish Light Cavalry Officer's Saber: single-edged blade with three fullers, bottom third of blade blued with gilt decorations of floral sprays, geometric designs, standing knight, shield with crown, "Fabrica D Toledo.1859" on obverse, "Ano de 1859" on reverse; gilded brass half-basket hilt of two branches and knuckle bow joined to oval guard and flowing into pommel, floral sprays decorate the distal ends of the branches, where the knuckle bow joins the pommel, the forward edge of the pommel and inside of guard near grip decorated with floral sprays; wooden grip covered in shagreen and twisted metal wire. Blued metal scabbard (.43a) with brass mounts.
Owned Robert Selden Garnett
Made Toledo
Event Battle of Corrick's Ford
Provenance This sword and scabbard belonged to Brig. Gen. Robert Selden Garnett. He was killed at Corrick's Ford on the Cheat River in (now) West Virginia on July 13, 1861, making him the first General to be killed in action during the war.
People Garnett, Robert Selden
Search Terms Battle of Corrick's Ford
Battle of Philippi
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
War casualties
Generals
edged weapon