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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.02.00072a
Description Model 1840 U. S. Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with flat back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "US / WD" ; opposite ricasso stamped, "AMES MFG. CO. / CABOTVILLE / 1849." Brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel; wood grip covered in leather and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.72b) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-43 inches
Owned James Patton Anderson
Owner Regiment 1st Florida Infantry, "Jefferson County Volunteers" ; Anderson's Brigade (formerly Gen. Richard H. Anderson's); Commander, District of Florida
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Event Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing
Provenance Maj. Gen. James Patton Anderson used this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Anderson, James Patton
Search Terms Battle of Shiloh / Pittsburg Landing
Subjects edged weapon