Confederate Cavalry saber and scabbard

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Titles Confederate Cavalry saber and scabbard
Description Confederate States Cavalry saber (.A) and scabbard (.B) 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 1 set items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 41 3/4 inches length (21.H12.A, saber)
4 1/4 inches width (21.H12.A, saber at guard)
5 inches height (21.H12.A, saber at guard)
38 inches length (21.H12.B, scabbard)
1 3/8 inches height (21.H12.B, scabbard)
Nomenclature saber
scabbard
Materials steel (alloy)
brass (alloy)
wood (plant material)
oilcloth
iron (metal)
Subjects Used by: Confederate States of America, Army, Cavalry
Collected by: Buswell, George W.
United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 7th (1862-1865), Company B
United States, Army, Infantry Regiment, 68th
Used during: Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in: Baldwin County, Alabama, United States
Used in: Blue Earth, Faribault County, Minnesota, 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: Exactly 04/09/1865 (Date captured.)
Content: 1861 - 1865 (Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 21.H12.A,B (Accession Number)

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