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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.10.00155a
Description Model 1850 U.S. Staff and Field Officer's Sword: slightly curved single-edged blade with two fullers, etched with floral sprays, military trophies, "[ ]a[ ] / & Sons /. Philadelphia"; hilt of gilded brass consisting of two branches filled with pierced floral designs and the letters "US", knuckle bow pierced for sword knot near pommel which is decorated with floral spray on the forward edge, wood grip covered in shagreen and wound in twisted wire. Metal scabbard (.155a) with brass mounts, engraved "Lieut. H.W. Dixon / Seven Pines / May 31st 1862"
Dimensions L-38.25 inches
Owned unidentified Union officer; H. W. Dixon
Made W. H. Horstmann and Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Event Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
Provenance Lt. H. W. Dixon captured this sword and scabbard from a Federal officer at the Battle of Seven Pines and used it for the duration of the war.
People unidentified Union officer
Dixon, H. W.
Search Terms items captured by Confederate soldiers
items captured from Union soldiers
items taken by Confederate soldiers
items taken from Union soldiers
United States Army
Battle of Seven Pines / Fair Oaks
Peninsula Campaign
Subjects edged weapon