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Object Name Dagger
Catalog Number 0985.13.00363a
Description Dagger: wavey, double-edged blade of diamond cross section with blued and gilt decoration and stopped ricasso; white metal cross guard with ball quillons; German silver (?) handle with Baroque designs. Red leather sheath (.363b) with white metal throat and tip.
Dimensions L-9 inches
Owned Unknown
Made Unknown
Event Battle of First Manassas / First Bull Run
Provenance A dagger found by a citizen of Centreville, Va. on the line of the Federal retreat, July 22, 1861, the day after the battle of First Manassas. Given to the donor by the person who found it.
People unidentified Union soldier
unidentified citizen of Centreville, Virginia
Search Terms found on battlefield
Subjects Retreats, Military