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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.10.00160
Date 1847
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.
Dimensions L-38.5 inches
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.
People Gibbes, Octavius T.
Search Terms Mexican War (Mexican-American War)
Mexican American War
Subjects edged weapon