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U.S. Navy officer's saber with a brass hilt, sharkskin grip, and leather scabbard. Produced by the Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts. This sword and scabbard were used during the Civil War by Amos Garret Perkins, a First Assistant Engineer Naval Officer aboard the gunboat U.S.S. Exchange. Perkins moved his family to Colony, Kansas, after the war.

Creator: Ames Manufacturing Company
Date: between 1850 and 1865

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Item Number: 224817
KSHS Identifier: 1924.51.0

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