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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00732
Date ca. 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 / CHICOPEE / MASS"; brass hilt formed from knuckle bow terminating in disc quillon, flared pommel; wood grip covered with leather and wound with twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.732a) with two suspension rings and drag.
Dimensions L-38.25 inches
Owned Charles Hammett Clarke
Owner Regiment 15th Virginia Infantry, Co. G, "Henrico Southern Guards"
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Provenance Major Charles Hammett Clarke used this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Clarke, Charles Hammett
Subjects edged weapon