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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.10.00169
Description Model 1850 U.S. Foot Officer's Sword: slightly curved, single-edged blade with two fullers, blade etched with floral sprays and military trophies, eagle and "US", blade stamped "W.H. Horstmann & Sons / Philadelphia" on obverse; gilded brass hilt with guard decorated with pierced design of floral sprays, knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated on forward edge with oak leaves; wood grip covered with shagreen and twisted wire. Leather scabbard (.169a) with brass mounts; drag missing.
Dimensions L-36 inches
Owned John M. Steedman [John M. Steadman]
Owner Regiment 9th South Carolina Infantry, Co. K
6th South Carolina Infantry
Made W. H. Horstmann and Sons
Provenance John M. Steedman (or Steadman) used this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Steedman, John M.
Subjects edged weapon