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Object Name Scabbard, Sword
Catalog Number 0985.10.00160a
Date 1847
Description Metal scabbard with two suspension rings and drag. For model 1840 U. S. Light Artillery Saber (.160).
Dimensions L-38.5 inches
Owned Octavius T. Gibbes
Owner Regiment Gibbes, Octavius: 10th Mississippi Infantry, Co. H
Gibbes, W. Allston: 16th South Carolina Infantry, Co. D
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Provenance A United States officer presented this sword and scabbard to Octavius T. Gibbes during the Mexican War for "wonderful gallantry" displayed at the Battle of Chapultapec. When the Civil War began, he became Capt. of Co. H, 10th Mississippi Infantry.
People Gibbes, Octavius T.
Search Terms Mexican War (Mexican-American War)