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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00767
Description Model 1850 U.S. Foot Officer's Sword: slightly curved, single-edged blade with two fullers, obverse ricasso stamped with "B" under crown in oval; gilded brass hilt with guard decorated with pierced design of floral sprays, knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated on forward edge with floral sprays and rosette; wood grip covered with shagreen and twisted wire. Leather scabbard (.767a) with brass mounts; remains of swivel hook and leather sling on top suspension ring.
Dimensions L-35 inches
Owned John Redmond Coxe Lewis
Owner Regiment Bedford Virginia Light Artillery; ANV artillery battalion; AIG - Mobile Station; ANV
Made French manufacturer - probably Coulaux & Cie
Provenance Lt. Col. John Redmond Coxe Lewis used this sword when he served in the U. S. Navy prior to the Civil War.
People Lewis, John Redman Coxe
Search Terms United States Navy
Subjects navies
edged weapon