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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.02.00084
Description Militia Infantry Officer's sword 1830-1850: straight, double-edged blade with single fuller running down center of blade for approximately 1/3 of its length; brass cruciform hilt with backstrap and pistol grip pommel; bone grip carved with geometric designs; ball quillons; chain knuckle bow broken from quillon; shell shaped langets. Metal scabbard (.84a) with two suspension rings and frog stud.
Dimensions L-35 inches
Owned unidentified Union soldier; William Warren
Made Unknown
Provenance William Warren found the sword and scabbard at Trail Ridge (now known as Highland), Florida in 1862. He later gave the sword and scabbard to Miss Florida McAfee, who in turn, gave them to the Joseph Wheeler Chapter, UDC, Starke, Florida.

"Mr. Warren was paying court to Miss Florida, and when he was called away to service, laid the sword at his sweetheart's feet. He had only found it after a raid made by the enemy, yet he prized it." (donor letter)
People Warren, William
unidentified Union soldier
McAfee, Florida
Search Terms found on battlefield
Subjects Courting
edged weapon