1st Minnesota officer's scabbard

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Description Blued steel scabbard for a United States Army Officer's Model 1850 sword made by the Ames Manufacturing Company in Chicopee, Massachusetts. The scabbard was reportedly owned by Colonel William Colvill of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Colvill became the fifth and final colonel of the regiment on May 6, 1863 and was wounded several times during the Civil War, three times at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, which left him partially crippled for the rest of his life. See also sword, ID Number 75.122.A.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 81.6 centimeters length (approximate)
Nomenclature Scabbard
Creation Made by: Ames Manufacturing Company
Issued by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
Made in Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Subjects Owned/used by: Colvill, Colonel William
Made in Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Used in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Military weapons--United States
Dakota Indians--Wars, 1862-1865--Equipment and supplies
U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Civil War, 1861-1865
Armament. Accessories
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: Exactly 1855 (Model year)
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865
(Civil War)
Notes This is an example of an armament accessory used during the U.S. Civil War.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 75.122.B

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