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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00754a
Date 1862
Description Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "US/ RPB / 1862" on obverse, "PROV / TOOL / CO." on reverse; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel; wood grip with swell in the center covered in leather and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.754a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-41 inches
Owned Lewis A. George
Owner Regiment 30th Virginia Infantry, Co. E
Made Providence Tool Company
Event Battle of Five Forks
Provenance Lewis A. George found this sword and scabbard on a battlefield and used them during the remainder of the war. He enlisted with the first volunteers and was killed near Five Forks, in April 1865, a few days before the fall of Richmond.
People George, Lewis A.
Search Terms Battle of Five Forks
Appomattox Campaign
found on battlefield
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
soldiers
War casualties
edged weapon