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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.00.00125b
Description Sword. No scabbard.
Event Battle of Malvern Hill
Provenance Sabre found near Malvern Hill.

This was part of a map stand, or screen, made of various wartime relics. Originally described as, "Map and screen made of wood Libby Prison, 2 guns, 1 sabre, 2 John Brown pikes, 2 shells from Dutch Gap." The map/stand was dissembled, for unknown reasons, on March 9, 1977.

Described on label attached to stand as, "Mapstand made of: 1 U.S. 1842 .69-cal. musket; 1 U.S. 1863 .58-cal. musket; 2 Civil War bayonets; 1 Civil War sabre (possibly Confed.); 2 10-lb. Parrott shells."

"Base of screen made of wood from Libby Prison. Musket on right from battlefield of Cold Harbor. Musket on left, battlefield of Seven Pines. Sabre found near Malvern Hill, Shell found near Dutch Gap." (handwritten note in accession file)
Search Terms found on battlefield
Battle of Malvern Hill
Peninsula Campaign
Seven Days Battles
Subjects Edged weapon