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Catalog Number 10046-1-(1)
Title Saber, Military; U.S. Cavalry, Enlisted Man's, Light Cavalry, Model 1860, Mansfield & Lamb
Object Name Saber
Description Single edged, curved iron alloy blade; Copper alloy counter guard, knuckle bow and pommel. The guard is the "half-basket" pattern. The grips are wrapped with leather and twisted copper alloy wire. The pommel is helmet shaped.
Date 1864
Culture American
Material iron alloy, copper alloy, leather
Made Mansfield & Lamb
Place of Origin USA: Rhode Island, Forestdale
Makers mark On the ricasso: "U.S." over "C.E.W." over "1864"; on the reverse: "Mansfield & Lamb Forestdale R.I."
Length (in) 42.75
Width (in) 5.5
People Abbott, Othman Ali, 1842-1935
Event Civil War
History This sword belonged to O.A. Abbott. Othman Ali Abbott enlisted in the Civil War as a private in 1861 and was discharged in 1865 as a first Lt. With the 9th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. Abbott came to Grand Island, Nebraska in 1867 where he practiced law. He served in the Nebraska Senate (1872) and was a member of the 1871 and 1875 constitutional conventions. In 1876 he was elected Lt. Governor. He had four children: Othman A.J., Edith, Grace, and Arthur G.
Credit line Charlotte E. Abbott, San Francisco, California
Collection Abbott, Charlotte E.