|Collection||Weapons & Accessories|
|Credit line||Gift of the Hon. L. E. Wales III|
|Year Range from||1861|
|Year Range to||1865|
Foot Officer's sword with an unmarked, undecorated steel blade that has a 20 1/2" long, quite wide, fuller. The hilt is brass and cast with an openwork floral/foliage design. The grip is leather-wrapped wood with twisted brass wire wrap.
The heavy steel scabbard is too long for the sword and is not a match for it (looks like it is meant to go with a heavy cavalry saber). It has two stout rings and is otherwise undecorated.
|Dimensions||W-1 L-35.75 inches|
|Dimension Details||Overall length of sword; width of blade; scabbard is 36" long x 1 1/4" wide.|
|Owned||Lieutenant Leonard E. Wales|
|Provenance||According to the donor, this sword belonged to Lieutenant Leonard E. Wales of the First Delaware Regiment.|
Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
First Delaware Regiment
Leonard E. Wales