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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00153
Date 1863
Description Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "US / DR / 1863" reverse ricasso "Ames Mfg. Co. / Chicopee / Mass", 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 and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.153a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-42 inches
Owned William R. Carter
Owner Regiment 3rd Virginia cavalry, Fitzhugh Lee Brigade
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Event Battle of Trevilian's Station
Provenance Col. William R. Carter used this sword at the Battle of Trevillian's Station where he was wounded and died later of these injuries.
People Carter, William R.
Search Terms Overland Campaign
Subjects edged weapon