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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00771
Description Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "[U]S/[ ? ]", brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel; wood grip with swell in the center covered in leather and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.771a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-41.25 inches
Owned Edward L. Markham
Owner Regiment 4th Virginia Cavalry, Co. E, "Powhatan Troop"
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Provenance Sgt. Edward L. Markham of Co. A., 4th Virginia Cavalry, Powhatan Troop, used this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Markham, Edward L.
Subjects edged weapon