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Object Name: Cavalry saber
Date: ca. 1862
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Medium: Steel, brass, wood, leather
Dimensions: Overall: 40 3/4 x 5 x 3 5/8 in. ( 103.5 x 12.7 x 9.2 cm )
Description: Saber with curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow; brass half-basket hilt with two branches on obverse side; wooden grip originally covered in leather and wrapped with twisted wire (tiny remnants of leather and wire survive); helmet-shaped brass pommel without surface decoration.
Credit Line: Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Object Number: 1953.149
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According to the accession records, this saber was found near Richmond, Virginia, at the site of the Battle of Fair Oaks (or Seven Pines), which took place May 31-June 1, 1862. It was presented to the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, by Henry W. Utter of Company H.