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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.09.00075
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 / 1859", brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel; pommel cap stamped "JH" and "WGT(?)"wood grip with swell in the center covered in leather and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.75a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-42.5 inches
Owned Thomas Gatlin
Owner Regiment 3rd North Carolina Artillery, Co. G
33rd North Carolina State Troops, Co. B
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Provenance Capt. Thomas Gatlin carried this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Gatlin, Thomas
Subjects edged weapon