Sword, scabbard and holster fragment
Steel, brass, gilding; leather, brass
Overall (sword): 38 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 in. (98.4 x 12.1 x 7.6 cm)
stamped: on obverse of blade near hilt: "US / AHC / 1862" stamped: on reverse of blade near hilt: "Made by / AMES Mfg. Co. / CHICOPEE / MASS"
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.
According to the accession records, this sword was worn as part of the uniform of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Gift of Mrs. C. M. Furnier
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.