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Charles A. Longfellow cavalry saber, Massachusetts, 1863

Charles A. Longfellow cavalry saber, Massachusetts, 1863

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Longfellow National Historic Site

Lt. Charles A. Longfellow owned and used this cavalry saber when he was a member of the 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry in the Army of the Potomac during the U.S. Civil War.

This saber was made by the W. Clauberg firm of Solingen, Prussia (Germany), whose products were widely regarded as among the best available at the time.

Longfellow's saber was almost certainly privately purchased, and has his name, "C.A. Longfellow," engraved on the hand guard.


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