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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.03.00023
Description Non-regulation Infantry Officer's sword; straight, single-edged blade with single fuller etched with floral sprays; engraved in scroll on obverse: "W.H.H. & S" on reverse: "Philadelphia"; gilded brass knuckle bow curves in an even arc below the blade and is cast in a foliate pattern and forms a simple cross guard with terminates in a scroll quillon, other end of knuckle bow terminates below beak of eagle-head pommel; fluted ivory grip. Leather scabbard (.23a) with brass mounts attached to leather frog.
Dimensions L-32.5 inches
Owned Samuel Dawson
Owner Regiment 12th Georgia Infantry
Made W. H. Horstmann and Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Event Battle of McDowell
Provenance Captain Samuel Dawson, of Americus Georgia, owned this sword and scabbard and used it during the battle of McDowell on May 8, 1862 in which he was mortally wounded. He was a member of the 12th Georgia Infantry.
People Dawson, Samuel
Search Terms Battle of McDowell
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
War casualties
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
edged weapon