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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.03.00075
Description Non-regulation Confederate Naval Officer's sword: slightly curved, single-edged blade heavily etched with floral designs, stand of arms, "C.S.A.", and "L. Haiman & Bro. / Columbus, Georgia"; gilded brass hilt with the raised letters "CS" on the turned-down counter guard; laurel spray on pommel; leather covered grip wound with twisted gilt wire. Metal scabbard (.75a) with brass mounts.
Dimensions L-35.5 inches
Owned Ellsberry V. White
Owner Regiment 2nd Battalion Georgia Infantry, Co. A, "City Light Guards"
CSS Virginia
CSS Baltic
CSS Virginia / USS Merrimac
Made L. Haiman and Brother, Columbus, Georgia, CSA
Event Battle of Hampton Roads
Provenance Ellsberry Valentine White used this sword and scabbard during the war. He was an engineer on the CSS Virginia.
People White, Ellsberry Valentine
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Battle of Hampton Roads
Subjects Engineering
Engineers
edged weapon