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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00770
Description Model 1833 U.S. Dragoon Saber: slightly curved, single-edged blade with quill back, scribed near hilt obverse side "N.P. Ames/Cutler/Springfield/1838", engraved "United States" over floral spray on reverse blade, leather cushion; brass half-basket hilt consisting of two branches and knuckle bow and small oval branch forming a counter guard on the reverse side, quillon terminates in a disc stamped "WS" and "MPL/ORD"; wood grips covered with leather and wound with wire, brass ferrule and backstrap terminating in a stepped pommel. Browned steel scabbard (.770a) with lower suspension ring missing and large drag.
Dimensions L-40.5 inches
Owned Melchoir Mason Long
Owner Regiment 1st Virginia Infantry, Co. F
1st Virginia Artillery, Co. C
3rd Confederate Engineers
ADC - Brig. Gen. Gabriel Wharton's Staff
Made N. P. Ames
Event Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove
Provenance 1st Lt. Melchoir Mason Long used this sword and scabbard during the war. He was killed at the Battle of Cedar Creek.
People Long, Melchoir Mason
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864
Battle of Cedar Creek / Belle Grove
Subjects Engineering
Casualties, War
Dead persons
War casualties
edged weapon