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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.03.00066
Description Non-regulation South Carolina Militia Infantry Officer's sword: straight, single-edged blade with single fuller and etched with floral sprays, "WHH & S" on obverse, "Philadelphia" on reverse; grip of mother of pearl over wooden core with brass straps top and bottom and brass ferrule, pommel cast as female liberty figure in scale armor and Phrygian cap, flat knuckle bow with scroll end where it attaches to the pommel and decorated along length with stylized floral designs, guard decorated in relief with South Carolina State seal and scroll work, quillon terminates in eagle's head. Brass scabbard (.66a) decorated with stylized floral designs and vines, two suspension rings with swivel hooks attached and frog stud, scabbard stamped "425 / HORSTMANN"
Dimensions L-38.5 inches
Owned Charles T. Goode
Owner Regiment 11th Georgia Infantry, Co. K, "Houston Volunteers"
19th Georgia Cavalry
10th Confederate Cavalry
Made W. H. Horstmann and Sons
Provenance Col. Charles T. Goode used this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Goode, Charles T.
Search Terms Battle of Chickamauga
Subjects edged weapon