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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.05.00055
Description Officer's Light Cavalry Saber: curved single-edged blade stamped "Devisme a Paris"; gilded brass hilt of two branches and knuckle bow flowing from oval guard to pommel; wooden grip covered in leather and twisted brass wire. Steel scabbard (.55a) with two suspension rings and drag.
Dimensions L-40 inches
Owned Camille Armand Jules Marie Prince de Polignac
Owner Regiment Inspector General, Gens. P. G. T. Beauregard; Gen. Braxton Bragg's Staff; Texas brigade under Gen. Richard Taylor in Trans-Mississippi Dept.
Made Devisme
Event Red River Campaign
Provenance The State of Louisiana presented this sword and scabbard to Maj. Gen. Prince de Polignac, Camille Armand Jules Marie after the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill during the Red River Campaign in May 1864.
People de Polignac, Camille Armand Jules Marie
Search Terms Mansfield, Louisiana
Pleasant Hill, Louisiana
Sabine Cross Roads
Red River Campaign
Subjects edged weapon