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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.04.00028
Description Model 1860 U. S. Officers Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; blade etched with floral and military designs, "U.S" on obverse and drums and other floral and military designs on reverse; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches, decorated with a floral scroll at the distal ends of both branches, flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel which is decorated with leaves along its forward edge; inside forward end of guard decorated with fan-shaped floral spray; wood grip with swell in the center covered in shagreen and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.28a) with brass mounts decorated with cast brass floral sprays.
Owned John T. Cox
Owner Regiment 1st Confederate Cavalry (aka 12th or 16th Confederate Cavalry)
Made Unknown
Provenance Col. John T. Cox used this sword and scabbard.
People Cox, John T.
Subjects edged weapon