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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.09.00076
Description Model 1850 U.S. Staff and Field Officer's Sword: slightly curved single-edged blade with two fullers, etched with floral sprays, military trophies, eagle and "US"; hilt of gilded brass consisting of two branches filled with pierced floral designs and the letters "US", knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated with floral spray on the forward edge and shield, wood grips covered in shagreen and wound in twisted wire. Metal scabbard (.76a) with brass mounts.
Dimensions L-37.25 inches
Owned John V. Jordan
Owner Regiment 31st North Carolina State Troops
Made W. Clauberg, Solingen, Germany
Provenance Col. John V. Jordan carried this sword and scabbard during the war. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Roanoke Island, and was wounded at Petersburg.
People Jordan, John V.
Search Terms Fort Wagner / Battery Wagner
Battle of Roanoke Island
Overland Campaign
Battle of Cold Harbor / Second Cold Harbor
Subjects edged weapon