Model 1852 Naval Officers Sword

Description (Brief)
This Model 1852 Navy sword and scabbard, closely resembling U.S. Army officers' swords of the period, belonged to Lt. Samuel Howard. Howard volunteered to pilot the U.S.S. Monitor on the very day she fought the historic battle with the C.S.S. Virginia at Hampton Roads in March 1862.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sword
user
Howard, Samuel
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
leather (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 33 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 13.97 cm x 85.09 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
AF*10540
catalog number
10540
accession number
45729
subject
Edged Weapons
related event
USS Monitor vs. CSS Virginia
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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