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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.05.00091
Description Model 1840 U. S. Non-commissioned Officer's Sword: straight, single-edged blade with single fuller; brass hilt with integral grip, rounded guard and counter-guard; flat knuckle bow terminating in ball pommel. Leather scabbard (.91a) with brass mounts, drag missing; blade frozen in scabbard.
Dimensions L-33 inches
Owned unidentified Union soldier; William Crumm Darrah Vaught, Sr.
Owner Regiment 5th Co., Washington Artillery of New Orleans
Made Collins and Company, Hartford, Connecticut
Event Surrender at Citronelle, Mississippi, May 4, 1865
Provenance 1st Lt. W.C.D. Vaught (William Crumm Darrah Vaught, Sr.) captured this sword and scabbard from Federal troops in 1862. He was paroled at Meridian, Mississippi, in 1865.
People unidentified Union soldier
Vaught, William Crumm Darrah, Sr.
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
Surrender at Citronelle, Mississippi, May 4, 1865
Subjects surrenders
edged weapon