Sword and scabbard used by General Henry Sibley

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Titles Sword and scabbard used by General Henry Sibley
Description Non-regulation staff and field officer's presentation sword (.A) and scabbard (.B). The set was presented to Brigadier General Henry H. Sibley, who served as Minnesota's first Governor, commander of the Minnesota Military District during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, and leader of a punitive expedition into Dakota Territory in the spring of 1863. The scabbard is engraved, "Presented / to / Brig. / Gen. H. H. Sibley / by / the officers of his staff / May 18, 1863." See also a photograph of Sibley holding this sword, ID Number por 7052 r3.
Quantity 1 set items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 40 inches length (1997.382.1.A, sword)
5 inches width (1997.382.1.A, sword at hilt)
34 1/2 inches length (1997.382.1.B, scabbard)
2 inches width (1997.382.1.B, scabbard)
Nomenclature sword
Materials brass (alloy)
steel (alloy)
Subjects Presented to: Sibley, Henry Hastings
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Used during: U.S.-Dakota War of 1862
Sibley Expedition, 1863
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Dates Creation: Exactly 1863
Content: 1861 - 1865 (Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1997.382.1.A,B (Accession Number)

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