Courage & Contradiction

Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber

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Title

Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber

Subject

United States -- Texas -- Williamson County.
War (Civil War).

Description

Ames brand light cavalry sword, dated 1864. The base of the blade is engraved with "US MM 1864" and on the other side, "Chicopee, Mass.". This was the most common cavalry sword at the time, with 200,000 being produced by Ames by the end of the Civil War.

Date

1864

Contributor

This collection is courtesy of Tommy Gonzalez. We would like to thank him for the generosity he has shown the museum.

All photographs are courtesy of Georgene Richaud. Georgene, thank you for your contribution!

Rights

All rights to the images are held by Tommy Gonzalez. This image is posted for non-profit educational purposes, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information, contact The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626.

http://williamsonmuseum.org

Type

Object

Files

Citation

“Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber,” Courage & Contradiction, accessed October 23, 2017, http://civilwar.williamsonmuseumexhibits.org/items/show/12.