Sword, scabbard and belt

Object Number: 
1951.397a-c
Date: 
1833-1840
Medium: 
Steel, fish skin; steel
Dimensions: 
without belt: 39 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 99.7 x 13.3 x 11.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse of blade below hilt: "W. WALSHFID / SOLINGEN"
Description: 
Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with three-quarter width fuller; steel half-basket hilt with two sweeping branches on the obverse side and two corresponding openings in the counter-guard on the reverse side; curved quillon with disk finial; grip covered in fish skin and wrapped with wire; domed oval pommel joined to strip of metal that extends to ferrule at base of grip; steel scabbard with two carrying rings and drag; leather belt in several pieces.
Gallery Label: 
This sword, described as a "dragoon saber" in the accession records, was worn by Colonel William Poe Roome, a member of the 4th Co.[Co. D?], 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, during the Civil War. According to the accession records, the belt buckle was hit by a bullet at the Battle of Cedar Creek.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group