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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00426
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 remains of leather and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.426a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-44 inches
Owned unidentified Union soldier; William T. Ratcliffe
Owner Regiment Crenshaw Virginia Light Artillery
Pegram's Battalion Virginia Artillery
Made Unknown
Event Battle of Second Manassas / Second Bull Run
Provenance Cpl. William T. Ratcliffe captured this sword and scabbard during the Second Battle of Manassas on August 27, 1862.
People Ratcliffe, William T.
unidentified Union soldier
Search Terms Battle of Second Manassas / Second Bull Run
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Subjects edged weapon