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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 1994.015.00001a
Date 1861
Description Model 1840 Musician's sword: straight, single-edged blade with single fuller stamped "AMES MFG CO CHICOPEE MASS"" on reverse ricasso and "US / [A.D]K. / 1861" on obverse ricasso; knuckle bow broken off, flared quillon; ball pommel; cast brass grip. Leather scabbard (.1b).
Dimensions L-34.5 inches
Owned Roger Atkinson Pryor
Owner Regiment 3rd Virginia Infantry; Pryor's Brigade (includes 8th and 14th Alabama, 14th Louisiana, and 32nd Battalion Virginia Infantry); Pryor's Brigade (includes 2nd Florida, 3rd Virginia, 14th Alabama, 14th Louisiana, and 1st Battalion Louisiana Infantry); Pryor's Brigade (3rd Virginia, 5th and 6th Florida, and 14th Alabama Infantry); Pryor's Brigade (6,000 troops along Blackwater River); Special Courier - Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's Cavalry Division
Made Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA
Provenance Gen. Roger Atkinson Pryor owned this sword during the war.
People Pryor, Roger Atkinson
Subjects edged weapon