US Army general's cavalry saber and scabbard

Titles US Army general's cavalry saber and scabbard
Description United States Army Cavalry Model 1840 saber (.A) and scabbard (.B) used during the Civil War by General Charles Powell Adams of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The curved, single-edged steel saber has a brass hilt with leather-wrapped grips. The scabbard is iron with two suspension rings and an asymmetrical drag. General Adams was wounded many times during the course of the war; at Bull Run, Antietam, Malvern Hill, and at Gettysburg, where he served as lieutenant colonel and was hit at least three times. Adams re-enlisted in Hatch's Battalion of Independent Cavalry and when he was mustered out of service he was given a promotion to brevet brigadier general for meritorious service.
Quantity 1 set items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 41 1/2 inches length (6229.3.A, sword)
Nomenclature saber
scabbard
Materials steel (alloy)
brass (alloy)
leather
iron (metal)
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 Used by: Adams, Charles Powell
Used during: Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in: Minnesota, United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Body Armor
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Armament. Accessories
Dates Creation: 1857 (Date stamped on object.)
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - 1865 (Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6229.3.A,B (Accession Number)

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