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Object ID 1932.009.001
Object Name Sword
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of the Hon. L. E. Wales III
Year Range from 1861
Year Range to 1865
Description 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.
Subjects Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
Search Terms Swords
Nineteenth Century
Civil War
First Delaware Regiment
Leonard Wales
Leonard E. Wales
Material Steel; brass
Event Civil War