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Object Name: Sword and scabbard
Date: ca. 1898
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Medium: Steel, brass, fish skin, gilding; steel, brass, gilding
Dimensions: Overall: 38 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 97.8 x 12.1 x 9.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Springfield
Description: Presentation sword with curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow, and etched designs on obverse and reverse; gilded brass half-basket hilt with two branches on obverse side joining oval counter-guard, which is molded with an eagle and thirteen stars; grip covered in gray fish skin and wrapped with twisted wire; helmet-shaped pommel with shield and leaf garland molded on front and radial leaf design molded on top; end of knuckle-bow with molded scroll motif at juncture with pommel; steel scabbard with gilded brass mounts, including upper band with carrying ring, middle band with carrying ring, and tip with slightly asymmetrical drag; engraved inscriptions on obverse of scabbard.
Credit Line: Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Object Number: 1951.385ab
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Marks: etched: on reverse of blade near hilt: "NTIONAL / ARMORY" in oval depression etched: on reverse of blade near center: "U. S." engraved: on obverse of scabbard, between throat and upper band: "Lieut Colonel W. S. Worth / 13th U. S. Infantry / SAN JUAN CUBA / July 1st 1898" engraved: on obverse of scabbard, between upper and middle bands: "TO COLONEL DANIEL APPLETON / 7TH REGIMENT N.G.N.Y."

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According to the accession records, this sword was carried by Brigadier-General W. S. Worth at the Battle of Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War, and later presented by Worth to the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.