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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00384
Description Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "US / M / 1862" on obverse, "Prov / Tool / Co."; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel leather sword knot attached to knuckle bow; wood grip with swell in the center covered in leather and wound in remains of twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.384a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-43 inches
Owned J. Churchill Cooke
Owner Regiment 4th Virginia Cavalry, Co. G, "Hanover Troop" or "Hanover Light Dragoons"
Made Providence Tool Company
Event Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Provenance A U.S. sword captured by 3rd Sgt. J. Churchill Cooke of Co. G, 4th Virginia Cavalry, "Hanover Troop" during the battle of First Manassas and used by him all during the Civil War.
People Cooke, J. Churchill
unidentified Union soldier
Search Terms Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
items captured from Union soldiers
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Subjects edged weapon