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Object Name Scabbard, Cutlass
Catalog Number 0985.13.00817b
Description Brown leather scabbard for model 1841 U.S. Naval Cutlass (.817).
Owned unidentified Union officer; William Peter Wyche
Owner Regiment 5th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Co. B, F, "Greensville Guards"
Made Wees, N. P.
Event Battle of Hampton Roads
Provenance Willliam Peter Wyche took this naval cutlass from a Union officer aboard the USS Congress after the CSS Virginia forced it on the shoals and set it on fire during the naval engagement at Hampton Roads in 1862.
People unidentified Union officer
Wyche, William Peter
Search Terms Confederate States Navy
Battle of Hampton Roads
items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Navy
Subjects Navies