Sword w/scabbard

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Steel, brass, leather; steel
Overall: 38 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 97.2 x 14.6 x 8.3 cm )
Sword (saber) with curved, single-edged steel blade with broad fuller extending from ricasso to within 5 inches of point; brass half-basket hilt with two branches on obverse side, narrow langets, and curved quillon with ball finial; grip covered in black leather and wrapped with wire; flat oval pommel with capstan rivet and backstrap extending to ferrule at base of grip; steel scabbard with two carrying rings.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this sword and four others donated by Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis were used in the Battle of Gettysburg by members of the Ellis family: Colonel Augustus Van Horne Ellis and Julius Livingston Ellis, who were killed in the battle, John Stoneacre Ellis, Henry Ashfield Ellis, and Samuel Claudius Ellis.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group