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Model 1860 Cavalry Saber Presented to Capt. David McMurtrie Gregg

Model 1860 Cavalry Saber Presented to Capt. David McMurtrie Gregg

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This Presentation Grade Model 1860 Cavalry Saber was presented to Captain David McMurtrie Gregg by Company E of the 6th Regiment of U.S. Cavalry on January 25, 1862 when he left the regiment to take charge of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Gregg rose from captain to brigadier general in command of a cavalry division during the Civil War.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
saber
saber
date made
ca 1862
user
Gregg, David McMurtrie
maker
Collins & Co.
Tiffany & Co.
place made
United States
associated place
United States
Measurements
overall, scabbard: 1 in x 3 3/4 in x 36 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 9.525 cm x 93.345 cm
overall, saber: 3 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 40 5/8 in; 9.525 cm x 11.43 cm x 103.1875 cm
ID Number
AF.36927
catalog number
36927
accession number
112646
subject
Edged Weapons
Civil War
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Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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