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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00747
Date ca. 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/CEW/1862", 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 (.747a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-40 inches
Owned John Thomas Dunlop
Owner Regiment 7th Virginia Cavalry, Co. G
Scout, Guide, and Courier - Gen. J. Breckinridge
Made D. S. Millard
Event Greenland Pass
Provenance Pvt. John Thomas Dunlop used this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Dunlop, John Thomas
Subjects edged weapon