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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00813
Date 1862
Description Model 1840 U. S. Light Artillery Saber: single-edged curved blade with single broad fuller, stamped "U.S. / W.O. / 1862" and "AMES MFG CO / CHICO[PEE / MASS]"; brass hilt formed from knuckle bow terminating in disc quillon, flared pommel; wood grip covered with leather and wound with remains of twisted brass wire. No scabbard.
Dimensions L-38 inches
Owned James R. Taylor
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Provenance James R. Taylor of New Kent County, Virginia used this sword during the war.
People Taylor, James R.
Subjects edged weapon