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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00769
Date ca. 1845
Description Model 1840 U. S. Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with flat back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "US/ JH" on obverse, "N.P. Ames / Cabotville /1845" on reverse; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel; wood grip (leather missing) and wound in twisted brass wire. No scabbard.
Dimensions L-37 inches
Owner Regiment unknown
Made N. P. Ames
Event Battle of Sailor's Creek / Sayler's Creek / Saylor's Creek
Provenance J. S. Lockett picked up this sword on his farm after the Battle of Sayler's Creek.
People Lockett, J. S.
Search Terms found on battlefield
Appomattox Campaign
Subjects edged weapon