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General William T. Sherman's sword and scabbard

User:
Sherman, William Tecumseh  Search this
Maker:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 39 in x 4 in; 20.32 cm x 99.06 cm x 10.16 cm
Object Name:
sword
Other Terms:
sword; Edged Weapons; Army; Foot Officer; Officer
Used:
United States: Tennessee
Date made:
ca 1850-1862
Used date:
1862-04-06 through 1862-04-08
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Battle of Shiloh, 1862  Search this
Civil War and Reconstruction  Search this
Credit Line:
Hon. P. Tecumseh Sherman
ID Number:
AF.15926
Catalog number:
15926
Accession number:
59388
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
William Tecumseh Sherman
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Exhibition:
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-65ef-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_438751
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Ames Manufacturing Co. Presentation Sword, Inscribed "Presented to Col. John R. Brooke 1862"

Recipient:
Brooke, John Rutter  Search this
Maker:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, gilt (scabbard material)
metal, steel (blade material)
metal (hilt material)
Measurements:
blade: 31 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in; 80.01 cm x 2.8575 cm
scabbard: 32 3/4 in x 2 in; 83.185 cm x 5.08 cm
overall: 39 in x 4 3/4 in; 99.06 cm x 12.065 cm
overall, scabbard: 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in x 32 7/8 in; 1.905 cm x 8.5725 cm x 83.5025 cm
overall, sword: 1 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 39 in; 3.175 cm x 12.065 cm x 99.06 cm
Object Name:
Sword
sword
Other Terms:
Sword; Edged Weapons; Presentation
Place Made:
United States: Massachusetts, Chicopee
Referenced:
United States: Pennsylvania
Date made:
1862
Date presented:
1862 01 27
Subject:
Edged Weapons  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Major General John R. Brooke, U.S. Army
ID Number:
AF.22923
Catalog number:
22923
Accession number:
63843
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-23a7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_420460
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Schuyler, Hartley & Graham Presentation Sword, Ames Manufacturing Co. Scabbard Inscribed "Genl. U.S. Grant Galena Ill's, Presented by G.W. Graham, C.B. Lagow, C.C. Marsh & John Cook 1861"

Recipient:
President Ulysses S. Grant  Search this
Associated person:
Graham, G. W.  Search this
Lagow, C. B.  Search this
Marsh, C. C.  Search this
Hook, John  Search this
Maker of sword:
Schuyler, Hartley & Graham  Search this
Maker of scabbard:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, gilt (scabbard material)
metal, steel (blade material)
metal, gilt (hilt material)
ivory (hilt material)
Measurements:
blade: 31 1/4 in x 3/4 in; 79.375 cm x 1.905 cm
scabbard: 23 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 59.3725 cm x 4.1275 cm
overall: 37 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 95.885 cm x 10.795 cm
overall, scabbard: 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 32 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 6.6675 cm x 82.55 cm
overall, sword: 2 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in x 37 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 10.4775 cm x 95.885 cm
Object Name:
Sword
sword
Other Terms:
Sword; Edged Weapons; Presentation
Sword:
United States: New York, New York
Scabbard:
United States: Massachusetts, Chicopee
Presented in:
United States: Illinois, Galena
Date made:
1861
Date presented:
1861
Subject:
Edged Weapons  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Julia Dent Grant and William H. Vanderbilt
ID Number:
AF.2989
Catalog number:
2989
Accession number:
18528
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-1b3f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_420937
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Stearns-Ames collection

Creator:
Ames Manufacturing Company. Bronze Foundry  Search this
Names:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ames, James Tyler, 1810-1883  Search this
Ames, Nathan Peabody, 1803-1847  Search this
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892  Search this
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1838-1894]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, castings record, financial materials, photographs and printed materials relating primarily to the work of the Bronze Division of the Ames Manufacturing Company.
Professional and personal correspondence, chiefly of James Tyler Ames, with sculptors, architects, government officials, and colleagues, including his brother, Nathan Peabody Ames, Henry Kirke Brown, Randolph Rogers, and Thomas Ustick Walter. A castings record (16 p.) contains expenses and final prices of bronze castings, a printed list of "Bronze Works Executed by the Ames Manufacturing Company," and photographs of completed work. There are also an expense account for the Lincoln National Monument artillery and cavalry groups, lists of expenses relating to "Bronze Castings for Washington and his Horse," the (Benjamin) "Franklin Statue," and other works. Photographs are of works cast by the Ames Company and of unidentified works, of Ames' artisans, of a room in James Ames' house with framed medallions of Washington and Franklin on the wall, and of a head of Washington and a head of his horse in Thomas Ball's studio; reports by the architect of the Capitol extension, and the U.S. Art Commission (1860); Ames Company promotional items; a printed narrative of the incidents connected with the statue of Washington in Union Square by Henry Kirke Brown; and clippings relating to various statues.
Biographical / Historical:
The Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts, was founded in 1835 by James Tyler Ames and his brother, Nathan Peabody Ames. The company manufactured small tools, cotton machinery, swords, cannons, and did casting of bells. It began manufacturing large bronze statuary circa 1850.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Malcolm Stearns, Jr., who purchased them from Parke Bernet, New York, in the 1960s. There are numerous notations on the backs of letters and photographs. It is not known who added this information.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Bronze founding -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee  Search this
Bronze sculpture, American  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Function:
Memorials -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.amesmanu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw933d5637c-ef74-49e1-876f-607be174da5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amesmanu

Civil War Memorial, (sculpture)

Title:
Civil War Statue, (sculpture)
Soldier, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Milmore, Martin 1844-1883  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Framingham Department of Parks and Recreation 150 Concord Street Framingham Massachusetts 01702
Located Edgell Memorial Library Front lawn, corner of Edgell Road and Oaks Road Framingham Massachusetts
Date:
1872. Installed outdoors 1880. Relocated ca. 1888
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77000625
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_10721

Northampton Remembers, (sculpture)

Title:
Soldiers and Sailors Monument, (sculpture)
Sailor of the Civil War, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Mosman, Melzar Hunt 1845-1926  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Northampton Northampton Massachusetts
Located Memorial Hall Front entrance Northampton Massachusetts 01060
Date:
1883
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Sailor  Search this
Object--Tool--Telescope  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77000681
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_11015

Northampton Remembers, (sculpture)

Title:
Soldiers and Sailors Monument, (sculpture)
Soldier of the Civil War, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Mosman, Melzar Hunt 1845-1926  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Northampton Northampton Massachusetts
Located Memorial Hall Northampton Massachusetts 01060
Date:
1883
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77000682
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_11016

Soldier at Rest, (sculpture)

Title:
Civil War Memorial, (sculpture)
Soldiers Monument, (sculpture)
Civil War Monument, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Milmore, Martin 1844-1883  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Claremont Division of Parks & Recreation 130 Broad Street Claremont New Hampshire 03743
Located Broad Street Common Claremont New Hampshire
Date:
1869. Dedicated Oct. 19, 1869
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002486
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_21012

Soldiers Monument, (sculpture)

Title:
Civil War Monument, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Milmore, Martin 1844-1883  Search this
Fabricator:
Hutchinson, D. H.  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Concord granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Peterborough 1 Grove Street Peterborough New Hampshire 03458
Located American Legion Post Grove Street Peterborough New Hampshire
Date:
1869. Installed Dec. 1869. Tablet added May 1870. Dedicated June 17, 1970. Relocated 1902
Topic:
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002487
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_21013

Josiah Bartlett, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Gerhardt, Karl 1853-1940  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Subject:
Bartlett, Josiah  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Amesbury Amesbury Historical Commission 62 Friend Street, Town Hall Amesbury Massachusetts 01913
Located Huntington Square School & Main Streets Amesbury Massachusetts
Date:
Dedicated July 4, 1888
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Medicine--Doctor  Search this
Occupation--Political--Governor  Search this
Occupation--Law--Chief Justice  Search this
Object--Written Matter--Declaration of Independence  Search this
Object--Other--Writing Tool  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77002872
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_21385

Napoleon I, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Thompson, Launt 1833-1894  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Subject:
Bonaparte, Napoleon  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1961.2.27
Date:
Modeled ca. 1885. Cast ca. 1866
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Other--Aristocrat  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581871
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293698

Civil War Memorial, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Milmore, Martin 1844-1883  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
William Blake and Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: Concord granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Woburn Woburn Massachusetts
Located Woburn Common Main & Pleasant Streets Woburn Massachusetts
Date:
1869. Dedicated Oct. 14, 1869
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87740307
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_299906

Henry Chisholm Memorial, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Cantalamessa-Papotti, Nicola 1831-1910  Search this
Founder:
Unknown (Rome, Italy)  Search this
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Subject:
Chisholm, Henry  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Reliefs: bronze; Base; granite
Culture:
Scottish  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Lake View Cemetery Foundation 12316 Euclid Avenue Cleveland Ohio 44106
Located Lake View Cemetery 12316 Euclid Avenue Cleveland Ohio 44106
Date:
Cast 1884
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Milling  Search this
Occupation--Monetary--Philanthropist  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88420028
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_302337

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, (sculpture)

Title:
Army and Navy Monument, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Milmore, Martin 1844-1883  Search this
Architect:
Milmore, Joseph  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Robert Wood & Company  Search this
Medium:
Figure: bronze; Base: Quincy granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Boston Office of Cultural Affairs Boston City Hall, Room 716 Boston Massachusetts 02201
Located Boston Common Flagstaff Hill Boston Massachusetts
Date:
Sept. 7, 1877
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Occupation--Military--Sailor  Search this
Allegory--Civic--Peace  Search this
Allegory--Place--America  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--History  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87740311
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_306531

Morton McMichael, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mahoney, John H. 1855-1919  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Subject:
McMichael, Morton  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Philadelphia Fairmount Park Commission Memorial Hall, West Park, P. O. Box 21601 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19131
Located Fairmount Park East side of park on Lemon Hill Drive Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Date:
1881. Installed Oct. 23, 1882
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--Mayor  Search this
Occupation--Writer--Journalist  Search this
Occupation--Education--Orator  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88320048
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_307243

(Soldiers' Monument), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Manger, Heinrich b. 1833  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: granite
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Town of Chester Chester Vermont 05143
Located Opposite town green, in front of cemetery Chester Vermont 05143
Date:
1883. Dedicated 1884
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Object--Weapon--Gun  Search this
Control number:
IAS VT000141
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_311514

The Carrie Welton Fountain, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Gerhardt, Karl 1853-1940  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Bronze on a granite base
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Waterbury Parks and Recreation Department 236 Grand Street Waterbury Connecticut 06702
Located Town Green, opposite 30 West Main Street Waterbury Connecticut 06702
Date:
1888
Topic:
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAS CT000060
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_311772

New York 12th Corps Monument, Craven's Reservation, (sculpture)

Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Gorham Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: cast bronze; Base: gray granite from Vermont, bronze tablets
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park P. O. Box 2128 Ft. Oglethorpe Georgia 30742
Located Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Craven's Reservation, Lookout Mountain Chattanooga Tennessee
Date:
Dedicated 1899
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Object--Other--Flag  Search this
Object--Weapon--Sword  Search this
Control number:
IAS TN000331
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312615

Abraham Lincoln's Tomb: Coat-of-Arms, (sculpture)

Title:
Coat-of-Arms, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Mead, Larkin Goldsmith 1835-1910  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Bronze on a granite base
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of Illinois Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Springfield Illinois 62702
Located Oak Ridge Cemetery Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site 1441 Monument Avenue Springfield Illinois
Date:
Cast 1870
Topic:
Emblem--Coat of Arms  Search this
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Animal--Bird--Eagle  Search this
Object--Foliage--Olive Branch  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000371
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312724

Abraham Lincoln's Tomb: The Naval Group, (sculpture)

Title:
Naval Group, (sculpture)
Marine Group, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Mead, Larkin Goldsmith 1835-1910  Search this
Founder:
Ames Manufacturing Company  Search this
Medium:
Bronze on a granite base
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of Illinois Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Springfield Illinois 62702
Located Oak Ridge Cemetery Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site 1441 Monument Avenue Springfield Illinois
Date:
Cast 1874-1875. Installed 1877
Topic:
History--United States--Civil War  Search this
Occupation--Military--Soldier  Search this
Object--Weapon--Cannon  Search this
Object--Tool--Telescope  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Military Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000372
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312725

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