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Object Name Sword
Catalog Number 0985.13.00064a
Description Model 1850 U.S. Staff and Field Officer's Sword: slightly curved single-edged blade with two fullers, etched with floral sprays, military trophies, eagle and "US"; "HORSTMANN / & SONS stamped on obverse ricasso, PHILADELPHIA" stamped on reverse ricasso; hilt of gilded brass cosisting of two branches filled with pierced floral designs and the letters "US", knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated with floral spray on the forward edge, wood grips covered in shagreen and wound in single strand of brass wire (probably a replacement). Metal scabbard (.64b) with brass mounts.
Material Metal
Dimensions L-35 inches
Owned Thomas J. Jackson [Stonewall Jackson]
Made W. H. Horstmann and Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Provenance Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson used this sword and scabbard during the war.

"Sword of Gen. Jackson. A captured US sword presented to him by his men." (accession ledger)
People Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall)
unidentified Union officer
Search Terms items captured from Union soldiers
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Subjects gifts
edged weapon