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Object Name Scabbard, Sword
Catalog Number 0985.13.00763b
Description Metal scabbard with two suspension rings and drag; remains of leather sword sling on lower suspension ring. For Model 1840 U. S. Officer's Light Artillery Saber (.763a).
Material metal/leather
Dimensions L-38.5 inches
Owned James L. Kemper
Owner Regiment 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Virginia State Militia; 7th Virginia Infantry; Kemper's Brigade, Longstreet's Division; Kemper's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corps; Commander, Virginia Reserve Forces; Officer-in-Charge, Confederate Conscript Bureau
Made unknown
Event Battle of Gettysburg
Provenance Maj. Gen. James L. Kemper used this sword and scabbard during the war, including in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg.
People Kemper, James Lawson
Search Terms Battle of Gettysburg