US Army officer's Model 1850 sword and scabbard

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Description United States Army Staff and Field Officer's Model 1850 sword and scabbard. The etched sword has a slightly curved, single-edged blade and a Phrygian helmet type brass hilt with fishskin grips bound with brass wire. The iron scabbard is covered with leather and has brass fittings. The set was used during the Henry Hastings Sibley Expedition by Captain Leonard Aldrich of the 8th Minnesota Regiment, Company F.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 94.7 centimeters length overall
80.4 centimeters length blade
2.8 centimeters width blade
Nomenclature Sword
Creation Issued by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865), Company F
Subjects Owned/used by: Aldrich, Captain Leonard
Source Sibley, Henry Hastings ~ Expedition
Used during Civil War
Used in Minnesota, United States
Used during U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Sibley expedition, 1863.
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Armament. Accessories
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: Approximately 1860
Creation: Not earlier than 1850 Model year
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865

Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 9164.A,B

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