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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.02.00070
Description Confederate Foot Officer's sword after Model 1850 U.S. Foot Officer's Sword; slightly curved, single-edged blade with single broad fuller, blade stamped "Dufilho / N. Orleans"; brass hilt with guard decorated with pierced design of floral sprays and rosettes, knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated on forward edge with floral sprays; wood grip covered in leather and twisted wire wrap. Leather scabbard (.70a) with brass mounts.
Dimensions L-37 inches
Owned Charles S. Briggs
Owner Regiment Capt. John M. Martin's Florida Light Artillery, "Marion Light Artillery"
Made Dufilho, New Orleans, Louisiana, CSA
Event Surrender at Citronelle, Mississippi, May 4, 1865
Provenance The sword and scabbard belonged to 2nd Lt. Charles S. Briggs, a member of Capt. John M. Martin's Florida Light Artillery, the "Marion Light Artillery," Army of Tennessee. He was paroled at Meridian, Mississippi on May 10, 1865.
People Briggs, Charles S.
Search Terms Surrender at Citronelle, Mississippi, May 4, 1865
Subjects surrenders
edged weapon