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Catalog Number 2741-1-(2)
Title Scabbard, Model 1860 Cavalry Saber
Object Name Scabbard
Description Scabbard for 1860 light cavalry saber. Bright metal, unpainted with some rust or corrosion stains. Two carrying rings, slight expansion on throat cavity, standard drag.
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1865
Culture American
Material iron alloy, copper alloy
Place of Origin USA
Length (in) 36.25
Width (in) 1.25
People Furnas, Robert Wilkinson, 1824-1905
Event Civil War/ Indian Wars - Battle of White Stone hills, Dak T
History The Saber belonged to Robert W. Furnas
Carried by Col. Robert Furnas of Brownville, NT, while serving with 2nd Nebr. Cav. during the Civil War/Indian Wars. Furnas was later governor of Nebraska (1872-74)
Possible use at battle at White Stone hills, N.D., 3 Sept 1863 (ref. Harper's weekly, Oct. 31 '63, pg 695)
Credit line Robert W. Furnas, Brownville (Nemaha), Nebraska