Confederate Cavalry saber and scabbard

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Description Confederate States Cavalry saber and scabbard captured during the Civil War by Private George W. Buswell of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company B, at Fort Blakely, Alabama, on April 9, 1865. The saber has a curved, single-edged blade and a half-basket type brass hilt with oilcloth wrapped wooden grips bound with steel wire. The iron scabbard has brass suspension ring supports and the lower suspension ring has been replaced with a leather thong.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 41 3/4 inches length overall
36 inches length blade
4 1/4 inches width guard
5 inches height guard
38 inches length scabbard
1 3/8 inches height scabbard
Nomenclature Saber
Subjects Used by: Confederate States of America, Army, Cavalry
Collected by: Buswell, George W.
United States, Army, Infantry Regiment, 68th
Captured by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 7th (1862-1865), Company B
Used during Civil War
Used in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States
Used in Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minnesota, United States
Used in United States
Used in vicinity of Fort Blakely
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: 04/09/1865 Captured on
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 21.H12.A,B

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