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US Army officer's non-regulation sword and scabbard
United States Army Staff and Field Officer's non-regulation Model 1850 sword (.A) and scabbard (.B). The etched sword, made by "W. Clauberg / Solingen", has a slightly curved, single-edged blade and a half-basket type brass hilt with silver grips wrapped with brass wire. There are glass beads in the pommel. The etched, browned steel scabbard has gilt brass fittings. The set was presented on November 24, 1864, to Colonel Ozora Pierson Stearns by the enlisted men of the 39th United States Colored Infantry Regiment.
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Content Category: artifacts
37 13/16 inches length (overall)
32 inches length (blade)
1 1/8 inches width (blade)
Maker: W. Clauberg/Solingen
Issued by: United States, Army, Colored Infantry Regiment, 39th (1864-1865)
Made in: Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Made in: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Retailed by: Evans & Hassall
Received by: Stearns, Ozora Pierson
Used in: Duluth, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Used in: Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Creation: Exactly 11/24/1864 (Date marked)
Minnesota Historical Society Collections
|Holding Type||3D Objects|
8707.1.A,B (Accession Number)