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Mameluke sword presented to Capt. George Garrison by the 55th Massachusetts

Manufactured by:
F. Horster, German  Search this
Owned by:
George Thompson Garrison, American, 1836 - 1904  Search this
Subject of:
55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, American, 1863 - 1865  Search this
Medium:
metal, steel, shagreen
Dimensions:
2014.115.1.1a Sword: 37 15/16 × 4 3/4 × 4 in. (96.4 × 12.1 × 10.2 cm)
2014.115.1.1b Scabbard: 34 × 2 5/8 × 5/8 in. (86.4 × 6.7 × 1.6 cm)
2014.115.1.1ab Sheathed: 39 5/16 × 4 3/4 × 4 in. (99.9 × 12.1 × 10.2 cm)
Type:
swords
scabbards
Place made:
Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe
Place purchased:
Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1863
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Military  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Garrison Family in memory of George Thompson Garrison
Object number:
2014.115.1.1ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Military
Tools and Equipment-Weapons and ammunition
Movement:
Anti-slavery movements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51f0cd46d-150d-4547-9589-fc04a655245b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.115.1.1ab
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