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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.09.00079
Date 1862
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 / ADK / 1863" on obverse, "Ames Mfg Co / Chicopee / Mass" on reverse; 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 (.79a) with two suspension rings and large drag, spring swivel hook attached to upper ring.
Dimensions L-43 inches
Owned Edward M. Scott
Owner Regiment 22nd North Carolina State Troops, Co. G, "Caswell Rifles"
1st North Carolina State Troops, Co. D
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Event Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
Provenance Capt. Edward M. Scott carried this sword and scabbard during the war. It was presented to him for gallant conduct during the Battle at Seven Pines, where he was mortally wounded. Scott was discharged on June 11, 1863 due to disability from wounds received at Seven Pines. He died later in 1863 at Hillsboro, North Carolina.
People Scott, Edward M.
Search Terms Peninsula Campaign
Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
Subjects Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
Death
Dead persons
edged weapon