|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 / 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.|
|Owned||Oliver Ridgeway Funsten|
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.|
Funsten, Oliver Ridgeway , Sr.