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.

User: Howard, Samuel

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Edged WeaponsRelated Event: USS Monitor vs. CSS Virginia

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: AF.10540Catalog Number: 10540Accession Number: 45729

Object Name: swordOther Terms: Edged Weapons; Navy; Officer

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-5c9b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_438685

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