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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00145
Description Confederate Foot Officer's Sword; slightly curved blade etched with crossed cannon, flags, stand of arms and floral sprays; leather cushion; brass hilt with single branch flowing from guard into knuckle bow with two smaller connecting branches; knuckle bow pierced near pommel for sword knot; plain flared pommel; grip wrapped in black leather wound with single strand of brass wire. Leather scabbard (.145a) with brass mounts.
Dimensions L-35 inches
Owned Maxwell T. Clarke
Owner Regiment 21st Virginia Infantry, Co. F
CSS Nansemond
CSS Roanoke
Commander, Richmond Navy Yard and in James River Squadron
Made Boyle and Gamble, Richmond, Virginia, CSA
Provenance Capt. Maxwell Troax Clarke used this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Clarke, Maxwell T.
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Subjects edged weapon