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Sword, scabbard and holster fragment

Object Number: 
1961.57e-g
Date: 
1862
Medium: 
Steel, brass, gilding; leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall (sword): 38 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 in. (98.4 x 12.1 x 7.6 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: on obverse of blade near hilt: "US / AHC / 1862" stamped: on reverse of blade near hilt: "Made by / AMES Mfg. Co. / CHICOPEE / MASS"
Description: 
Sword with straight, single-edged steel blade with full length fuller; gilded brass hilt cast in one piece, with biloded counter-guard, short, flared quillon with oval button finial, grip with narrow molded ridges, and ovoid pommel; leather scabbard with two brass mounts, a band at throat with elongated frog stud and tip with asymmetrical drag; holster fragment (frog) attached to top of scabbard.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this sword was worn as part of the uniform of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. C. M. Furnier
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group