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Object Name Sling, Sword
Catalog Number 0985.06.00047b
Description Leather sword sling (or sword hangers) with metal attachments. For sword (.47) with scabbard (.47a).
Owned Bradley T. Johnson; Wade Hampton
Made Kraft, Goldschmidt, and Kraft -- F. Schimmelbusch
Event Dahlgren's Raid / Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid
Provenance Brig. General Bradley Tyler Johnson owned this sword and scabbard during the war. Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton gave the sword and scabbard to him in March 1864 with the credit for saving Richmond from Union Gen. Kilpatrick's attack (February 28 - March 2, 1864).

The sword clip attached to the hangers was given to Gen. Johnson by Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in 1863. Stuart invented it when a lieutenant in the U.S. Cavalry prior to the war, and Secretary Floyd gave him $5,000 for the patent for the use of the U.S. Cavalry.
People Johnson, Bradley Tyler
Hampton, Wade
Stuart, James Ewell Brown (J. E. B.) (Jeb)
Search Terms Dahlgren's Raid / Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Gifts