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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.11.00089
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 "E Pluribus Unum"; hilt of gilded brass consisting 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 twisted wire, short length of twill tape tied to forward end of grip. Metal scabbard (.89a) with brass mounts, brass throat damaged, short length of leather strap with white metal buckle attached to lower suspension ring.
Dimensions L-40 inches
Owned unidentified Union officer; George S. Deakins
Owner Regiment 35th Tennessee Infantry, Co. H
3rd Tennessee Infantry (Consolidated)
Event Battle of Chickamauga
Provenance Maj. George Deakins captured this sword and scabbard from a Union officer on the battlefield at Chickamauga. George Deakins was a member of Co. H, 35th Tennessee Infantry and was appointed/promoted to Major before the 35th was consolidated along with the 4th, 5th, 19th, 24th, 31st, 38th, and 41st Tennessee Infantry units into the 3rd Tennessee Infantry (Consolidated) on April 9, 1865. The 3rd Tennessee Infantry (Cons) surrendered with Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station on April 26, 1865.
People Deakins, George S.
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
surrender at Bennett Place, North Carolina, April 26, 1865
Subjects surrenders
edged weapon