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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00820
Description Model 1850 U.S. Foot Officer's Sword: slightly curved, single-edged blade with two fullers, blade etched with floral sprays and military trophies, eagle and "US"; gilded brass hilt with guard decorated with pierced design of floral sprays, knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated on forward edge with oak leaves; wood grip covered with shagreen and twisted wire. Metal scabbard (.820a) with brass mounts.
Dimensions L-40 inches
Owned James Edward Tyler
Owner Regiment 12th Virginia Infantry, Co. G
Made T. Horster
Provenance Capt. James Edward Tyler wore this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Tyler, James Edward
Subjects edged weapon