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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.10.00170
Date ca. 1862
Description Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "US / CEW / 1862" on obverse ricasso, stamped "D.J. Millard / Clayville, NY" on reverse ricasso; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel; wood grip with swell in the center covered in leather and wound in twisted brass wire. Metal scabbard (.170a) with two suspension rings and large drag; remains of leather sling attached to upper ring by brass swivel hook
Dimensions L-43 inches
Owned C. S. Thompson
Owner Regiment 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, Co. E
Made C. J. Willard
Provenance 1st Lt. C. S. Thompson used this sword and scabbard during the war. He was a member of Co. E, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry.
People Thompson, C. S.
Subjects edged weapon