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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.03.00068
Description Non-regulation Militia Officer's Sword; blued steel blade of triangular cross section with gold decoration of floral sprays and military trophies, "K & S" engraved on reverse ricasso; gilded brass hilt of oval guard decorated with Medusa head, helmet, flags and weapons, small up turned counter-guard, quillon terminates in stylized lion's head, flat knuckle bow decorated with lion's head and floral patterns; wooden grip with overlay (mother of pearl?) missing. No scabbard.
Dimensions L-37 inches
Owned Jeremy Francis Gilmer
Owner Regiment Chief Engineer - Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston
Chief Engineer - Dept of Northern Virginia
Chief of the Engineering Bureau of the Confederate War Dept
Made K and S
Provenance Maj. Gen. Jeremy Francis Gilmer, Chief of Army Engineers, owned this sword.
People Gilmer, Jeremy Francis
Subjects Engineering
Engineers
edged weapon