US Army officer's non-regulation sword and scabbard

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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. 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.
Quantity 1 set 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 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
Subjects Retailed by: Evans & Hassall
Received by: Stearns, Ozora Pierson
Made in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Made in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
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)
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8707.1.A,B

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