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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00751
Date ca. 1865
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 / [1]861", "Ames Mfg Co / Chicopee / Mass" stamped on reverse ricasso; 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 (.751a) with two suspension rings and large drag, throat missing.
Dimensions L-43 inches
Owned Oliver Ridgeway Funsten
Owner Regiment 7th Virginia Cavalry; 17th Battalion Virginia Cavalry; 11th Virginia Cavalry
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Provenance Col. Oliver Ridgeway Funsten used this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Funsten, Oliver Ridgeway , Sr.
Subjects edged weapon