TACWM logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.01.00026
Description Model 1840 U. S. Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with flat back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "US / NWP" reverse ricasso stamped "N.P. Ames / Cabotville / 1846", 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 loosely wound with additional strap of leather. Metal scabbard (.26a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-43 inches
Owned William H. Cleaver
Owner Regiment 7th Texas Cavalry, Co. D
Made Ames Manufacturing Company, Cabotville, MA
Event New Mexico Campaign
Provenance Capt. William H. Cleaver used this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Cleaver, William H.
Search Terms Arizona
Army of New Mexico
New Mexico
New Mexico Campaign
Subjects Edged weapon