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Object Name Sword
Catalog Number 0985.09.00081
Description Confederate Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade; brass hilt with two branches and knuckle bow flowing from ovoid guard into pommel; wooden grip wrapped in leather and single stand of wire. Metal scabbard with brass mounts (.81a).
Dimensions L-43 inches
Owned William J. Squiggins
Owner Regiment 24th North Carolina State Troops, Co. E
Made Boyle and Gamble, Richmond, Virginia, CSA
Provenance Capt. William J. Squiggins wore this sword and scabbard during the war. He was wounded in the face at Fort Stedman.
People Squiggins, William J.
Search Terms Battle of Fort Stedman
Petersburg Campaign / Siege of Petersburg
Subjects edged weapon