TACWM logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00761
Description Confederate Foot Officer's Sword modelled after U. S. Model 1850; slightly curved single edged blade with shallow fuller, stamped on reverse ricasso "[Thom]as. Griswold & Co / New Orleans" remains of fabric cushion, gilded brass hilt pierced with floral sprays and rosettes, knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel, forward edge of pommel decorated with floral sprays; brown leather wrapped grip wound with fourteen turns of twisted brass wire. Leather scabbard (.761a) with gilded mounts.
Dimensions L-38 inches
Owned William L. Jackson
Owner Regiment 31st Virginia Infantry
VADC - Lt. Gen. Stonewall Jackson's Staff
19th Virginia Cavalry
Jackson's Brigade (including 2nd Maryland Cavalry, 19th Virginia Cavalry, 20th Virginia Cavalry; 46th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, & 47th Battalion Virginia Cavalry)
Made Thomas Griswold and Company, New Orleans, Louisiana, CSA
Provenance Brig. Gen. William Lowther Jackson owned this sword and scabbard. He received them, as well as an accompanying letter dated January 25, 1862 signed by some of his officers (see file for copy of letter), while he was Col. of the 31st Virginia Infantry.
People Jackson, William Lowther (Mudwall)
Subjects edged weapon