|Description||Model 1840 U. S. Light Artillery Saber: single-edged curved blade with single broad fuller, stamped "U.S. / SK / 1847" and "Cabotville"; brass hilt formed from knuckle bow terminating in disc quillon, flared pommel; wood grip covered with leather and wound with twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.160a) with two suspension rings and drag.|
|Owned||Octavius T. Gibbes|
|Owner Regiment||10th Mississippi Infantry, Co. H|
|Made||Ames Manufacturing Company|
|Provenance||A United States officer presented this sword and scabbard to Octavius T. Gibbes during the Mexican War for "wonderful gallantry" displayed at the Battle of Chapultapec. When the Civil War began, Gibbes became Capt. of Co. H, 10th Mississippi Infantry.|
Gibbes, Octavius T.
Mexican War (Mexican-American War)
Mexican American War