Sword, scabbard and belt
Steel, fish skin; steel
without belt: 39 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 4 5/8 in. ( 99.7 x 13.3 x 11.7 cm )
stamped: on reverse of blade below hilt: "W. WALSHFID / SOLINGEN"
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.
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.
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.