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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00746
Description Model 1840 U. S. Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with flat back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; 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 (.746a).
Dimensions L-43 inches
Owned Hugh Thomas Douglas
Owner Regiment Kemper's Battery
1st Confederate Engineers
Made Unknown
Provenance Capt. Hugh Thomas Douglas used this cavalry saber and scabbard during the war.
People Douglas, Hugh Thomas
Subjects Engineering
Engineers
edged weapon