US Army Model 1850 sword and scabbard adaptation

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Titles US Army Model 1850 sword and scabbard adaptation
Description Adaptation of a United States Army Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer's sword (.A) with scabbard (.B). The set was presented to commanding officer Colonel Henry C. Lester of the Third Minnesota Regiment by his line officers on April 14, 1862. The presentation grade, non-regulation sword was made by Tiffany & Company in New York and by Collins & Company in Hartford, Connecticut. The steel scabbard was also made by Tiffany's.
Quantity 1 set items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 38 1/2 inches length (2005.35.1.A, sword)
Nomenclature sword
Materials steel (alloy)
brass (alloy)
copper (metal)
Creation Made by: Tiffany and Company
Made by: Collins Company (Hartford, Conn.)
Made in: New York City, New York, United States
Subjects Presented by: United States, Army, Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1865)
Owned/used by: Lester, Colonel Henry C.
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Civil War, 1861-1865
Armament. Tools & Equipment. Edged
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Dates Use: Exactly 04/14/1862 - 1862 (Date presented to Colonel Henry C. Lester by his staff.)
Content: 1861 - 1865 (Civil War)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2005.35.1.A,B (Accession Number)

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