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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00733
Date ca. 1855
Description Model 1840 U. S. Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with flat back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "US / JH" reverse ricasso stamped "Ames mfg. co. / Chicopee / Mass / 1855", brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel; wood grip covered in leather and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.733a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-43 inches
Owned Samuel F. Coleman
Owner Regiment 3rd Virginia Cavalry, Co. G, "Cumberland Light Dragoons"
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Provenance Sgt. Samuel Francis Coleman used this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Coleman, Samuel F.
Subjects edged weapon