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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.06.00050
Description Model 1852 U. S. Naval Officer's sword; slightly curved, single edged blade, with two fullers and etched with stand of arms, shield and anchor, floral sprays, twisted rope, fouled anchor, eagle standing on cannon, and "U.S.N.", oval of stars and "Ames Mfg. Co./ Chicopee / Mass", leather cushion; gilded hilt with guard decorated with oak leaves and "USN" in ribbon, knuckle bow with cast stylized dolphin's head pierced for sword knot near pommel, quillon terminates in stylized dolphin's head; shagreen grip with twisted wire, forward end of pommel decorated in oak leaves, pommel cap with cast eagle and stars. Leather scabbard (.50a) and sword knot (.50b).
Owned George Nicholas Hollins
Owner Regiment Naval Defenses - James River
Commandant - New Orleans Station
Richmond Station
Charlotte, NC station
Wilmington, NC
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Provenance Capt. George Nicholas Hollins of the United States Navy and later the Confederate Navy used this sword and scabbard.
People Hollins, George Nichols
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Subjects Navies
Naval personnel
edged weapon