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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.03.00064
Description Non-regulation Mounted Artillery Officer's Saber: curved blade with single broad fuller, etched with floral sprays, military trophies and crown and shield; plated brass hilt of two branches and knuckle bow flowing into bird's head pommel which extends into backstrap and metal ferrule, quillon terminates in disc and langets extend over blade; wooden grip covered in shagreen and twisted wire. Plated brass scabbard (.64a) with two suspension rings and steel drag.
Dimensions L-38.5 inches
Owned unidentified Union soldier; Charles F. du Bignon
Owner Regiment Phillips' Georgia Legion, Co. A, "Governor's Horse Guards"
26th Battalion Georgia Infantry, Co. A
Made Unknown
Provenance Charles F. du Bignon captured this sword and scabbard in a skirmish with the enemy during the campaign in north west Virginia in 1862. He was then sixteen years of age. He died in camp near Dalton, Georgia, on February 11, 1864.
People DuBignon, Charles F., Jr.
unidentified Union soldier
Search Terms items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Subjects Teenagers
Dead persons
Casualties, War
War casualties
edged weapon