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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.09.00070
Date 1862
Description Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "U.S. / RPB / 1862"; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel; wood grip with swell in the center covered in leather and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.70a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-41.5 inches
Owned unidentified Federal soldier; R. Tyler Bennett
Owner Regiment 14th North Carolina State Troops, Co. C
Made Providence Tool Company
Provenance Colonel R. Tyler Bennett captured this sword and scabbard from Union troops and carried it during the remainder of the war.
People unidentified Union soldier
Bennett, Risden Tyler
Search Terms items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Subjects edged weapon