|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.|
|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.|
Briggs, Charles S.
Surrender at Citronelle, Mississippi, May 4, 1865