Artillery Officer'S Sword With Counter-Guard

Date:
c. 1850

ARTILLERY OFFICER'S SWORD WITH COUNTER-GUARD, C.1821-1850, CARRIED BY CAPTAIN JAMES B. RICKETTS, CO. I, 1ST U.S. ARTILLERY, AT FIRST MANASSAS. (SEE PETERSON, #101) SCABBARD: SEE CAT.# MANA 594.

Description (physical):

Material: Steel, Brass, Ivory. L: 92, W: 11 Cm.

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 595
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park

M1850

Date:
c. 1861

M1850 FOOT OFFICER'S SWORD CARRIED BY 2ND LT. DAVID POTTS, CO. I, 26TH PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY, WHEN KILLED 29 AUG. 1862 AT SECOND MANASSAS. 23.5 BROKEN BLADE MARKED: "W.H./HORSTMANN'S/& SONS/PHILADELPHIA"; FISH-SKIN GRIP DETERIORATED; SCABBARD: CAT # MANA 1709." Origin: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Description (physical):

Material: Steel, Brass. L: 74.0, H: 11.5, D: 8.0 Cm. The Blade Is Cleanly Broken 23.5 From Hilt With The End Of The Blade Missing. The Metal Has Been Cleaned And Is Free Of Active Rust But Is 33% (Approx.) Pitted And Discolored. The Gasket At The Hilt Is Missing. The Brass Guard Is Undamaged With An Even Patina; It Is Slightly Loose. The Fishskin Covering Over The Grip Is Severely Abraded With The Underlying Wood Visible In Several Places. Two Thin Brass Wires Remain Wrapped Around The Entire Grip But A Larger Twisted Brass Wire Is Missing Except At The Pommel End.".

Location:
12521 Lee Highway Manassas, Virginia 20109
Identifier:
MANA 1708
Institution:
Manassas National Battlefield Park