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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00741
Description Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded 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 with swell in the center covered in leather, wire wrap missing; branches badly bend; blade heavily corroded. No scabbard.
Dimensions L-41 inches
Owned J. W. Davies (tentative); William W. Davies
Made Unknown
Provenance The sword came from the J. W. Davies collection. Davies raised a company of sharpshooters detailed for special duty along the James River. His son William W. Davies served as messenger to Jefferson Davis.
People Davies, John W.
Davies, William W.
Subjects edged weapon