|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.|
|Owned||J. W. Davies (tentative); William W. Davies|
|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.|
Davies, John W.
Davies, William W.