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US Army officer's non-regulation sword and scabbard
Description 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. 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 U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 37 13/16 inches length overall
32 inches length blade
1 1/8 inches width blade
Nomenclature Sword
Scabbard
Creation Issued by: United States Army, 39th Colored Infantry Regiment (1864-1865)
Maker: W. Clauberg/Solingen
Made in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Made in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Subjects Received by: Stearns, Ozora Pierson
Evans & Hassall
Made in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Made in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Used in Civil War
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.
Presentation swords.
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Armament. Accessories
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Creation: Exactly 11/24/1864 Date marked
Content: Exactly 1850 Model year
Content: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865

Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 8707.1.A,B