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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00775
Description Model 1840 U. S. Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with flat back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel; wood grip covered in leather and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.775a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Dimensions L-43 inches
Owned Thomas A. McClenny
Owner Regiment 24th Virginia Cavalry,Co. I, "Capt. T. G. Barham's Co."
Made Creator unknown, Foreign Manufacturing
Provenance Sgt. Thomas A. McClenny of 24th Virginia Cavalry, Co. I, used this sword and scabbard during the war. He enlisted on August 1, 1862 at South Quay-Norfleet for three years, or duration of the war. He fought under Stonewall Jackson until the latter's death.
People McClenny, Thomas A.
Subjects Casualties, War
Dead persons
soldiers
War casualties
edged weapon