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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.12.00039
Description Non-regulation Militia Officer's Sword; straight single edged blade, single broad fuller, etched with floral sprays and military trophies, first 1/3 of blade blued and gilded, engraved "P.D.L"; gilded brass hilt, guard cast with U.S. eagle, quillon terminates in an eagles head, baroque knuckle bow with lions head medallion; helmet pommel, mother of pearl grip. Leather scabbard (.39a) with brass mounts with frog stud.
Dimensions L-35 inches
Owned John Bell Hood
Owner Regiment 4th Texas Infantry
Made P. D. Luneschloss & Companie / P. D. L., Solingen, Germany
Provenance Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood owned this dress sword and scabbard.
People Hood, John Bell
Search Terms Kentucky
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
United States Army
Army of Northern Virginia
Peninsula Campaign
Battle of Antietam / Sharpsburg
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville
Confederate Army
Battle of Second Manassas / Second Bull Run
Battle of Gaines' Mill / First Cold Harbor
Georgia Campaign
Franklin-Nashville Campaign
Subjects edged weapon