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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00810
Date 1861
Description Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "US/ JH / 1861" on obverse, "Ames Mfg Co/Chicopee/Mass" on reverse; 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 (.810a) with two suspension rings and large drag. Leather sword knot (.810b).
Dimensions L-42 inches
Owned John R. Kenly; William N. Smith
Owner Regiment Kenly: 1st Maryland Infantry (USA)

Smith: 6th Virginia Cavalry, Co. B, "Rappahannock Cavalry"
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Event Battle of Front Royal / Cedarville
Provenance William N. Smith was a Corporal in Co. B, 6th Virginia Cavalry when he captured this sword and scabbard from a Col. John R. Kenly of the 1st Maryland Infantry (U. S.) at Cedarville on May 23, 1862.
People Kenly, John R.
Smith, William N.
Search Terms Battle of Front Royal / Cedarville
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Armys
Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1862
Subjects edged weapon