|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).|
|Owned||John R. Kenly; William N. Smith|
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.|
Kenly, John R.
Smith, William N.
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