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Object Name: Sword, scabbard and belt
Date: 1833-1840
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Medium: Steel, fish skin; steel
Dimensions: Overall (Without Belt): 39 1/4 × 5 1/4 × 4 5/8 in. (99.7 × 13.3 × 11.7 cm)
Place made: Europe, Germany, Solegin
Description: Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with three-quarter width fuller; steel half-basket hilt with two sweeping branches on the obverse side and two corresponding openings in the counter-guard on the reverse side; curved quillon with disk finial; grip covered in fish skin and wrapped with wire; domed oval pommel joined to strip of metal that extends to ferrule at base of grip; steel scabbard with two carrying rings and drag; leather belt in several pieces.
Credit Line: Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Object Number: 1951.397a-c
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Marks: stamped: on reverse of blade below hilt: "W. WALSHFID / SOLINGEN"

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This sword, described as a "dragoon saber" in the accession records, was worn by Colonel William Poe Roome, a member of the 4th Co.[Co. D?], 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, during the Civil War. According to the accession records, the belt buckle was hit by a bullet at the Battle of Cedar Creek.