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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00586
Description Model 1860 U. S. Officers Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with flat back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; back of blade engraved "Manuf de Klingenthal Coulaux & Cie"; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches, decorated with a floral scroll at the distal ends of both branches, flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel which is decorated with leaves along its forward edge, forward end of guard decorated with floral spray; wood grip with swell in the center covered in shagreen and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.586a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-37.75 inches
Owned John S. Morson
Owner Regiment VADC - Gen. Jubal A. Early's staff
Assistant EO - Gen. Pickett's staff
1st Confederate Engineers, Co. F
3rd Virginia Infantry Local Defense Troops, Co. E
Made Coulaux & Cie
Provenance The sword and scabbard belonged to Lt. John Scott Morson. He was with Gen. Early in the battles of Williamsburg, Malvern Hill, and with Gen. Rodes in battle of Seven Pines.
People Morson, John S.
Search Terms Battle of Malvern Hill
Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
Battle of Williamsburg
Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles
Subjects Engineering
Blockade running
edged weapon