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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