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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00410
Date 1836
Description Model 1833 U.S. Dragoon Saber: slightly curved, single-edged blade with quill back, etched near hilt obverse side "N.P. Ames / Cutler / Springfield / 1836"; brass half-basket hilt consisting of two branches and knuckle bow and small oval branch forming a counter guard on the reverse side, quillon terminates in a disc stamped "JM" and "HKC / ORD"; wood grips covered with leather and wound with wire, brass ferrule and backstrap terminating in a stylized bird's head pommel. No scabbard.
Dimensions L-39 inches
Owned Edgar W. Carrington
Owner Regiment 38th Virginia Infantry, Co. H, "Secession Guards"
Made N. P. Ames
Event Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
Provenance Capt. Edgar W. Carrington used this sword during the war. Carrington was killed in action during the Battle of Seven Pines on May 31, 1862.
People Carrington, Edgar W.
Search Terms Peninsula Campaign
Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
War casualties
edged weapon