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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.11.00091
Description Non-regulation militia / fraternal order sword: straight double edged blade; cruciform hilt with skull-and-bones decoration on reverse; bone grip; helmet head pommel. Leather scabbard (.91a) with brass mounts, frog stud missing, scabbard broken above drag.
Dimensions L-32 inches
Owned Unknown
Made Unknown
Event Battle of the Wilderness
Provenance The sword and half scabbard were found on the battlefield at the Wilderness. The skull and bones decoration suggests use in a fraternal or secret order.
Search Terms Overland Campaign
found on battlefield
Subjects Fraternal organizations
edged weapon