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US Army Model 1860 cavalry saber and scabbard
Description United States Army Cavalry Model 1860 saber and iron scabbard used by Colonel Ozora Pierson Stearns of the Ninth Minnesota Infantry Regiment and later the commander of the 39th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment. The saber's blade is curved and single-edged. The hilt, with a half-basket type hand guard, is brass with leather-wrapped grips. The scabbard is iron with two suspension rings and an asymmetrical drag. Made by Mansfield and Lamb of Forestdale, Rhode Island.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 104.5 centimeters length overall
88.6 centimeters length blade
2.7 centimeters width blade
Nomenclature Saber
Scabbard
Creation Made by: Mansfield and Lamb
Made in Forestdale, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Subjects Owned/used by: Stearns, Ozora Pierson
Other type: United States Army, 9th Minnesota Infantry Regiment (1862-1865)
Made in Forestdale, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States
Used in Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Used during Civil War
Used in Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Armament. Accessories
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: 1863 Date stamped
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865
Civil War
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 8707.2.A,B