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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.12.00005
Description French Pattern 1822 (Model 1860 U. S.) Officers Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches, decorated with a floral scroll at the distal ends of both branches, flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel, decorated with leaves along its forward edge; forward end of guard decorated with fan-shaped floral spray; wood grip with swell in the center covered in shagreen and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.5a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-43.25 inches
Owned John Bell Hood
Made Coulaux & Cie, Klingenthal, France
Provenance Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood used this cavalry saber during his service in the Confederate army.
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 Blockade running
edged weapon