CAPTURED BRITISH 1797 SABER, NEW ORLEANS, 1815 &3. This British 1797 heavy cavalry saber was found on the east bank of the Mississippi River near Battery # 1 in the American (Jackson) line after the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815. It was found by Sergeant Louis Robertson of the Louisiana Blues Company, Battalion of New Orleans Volunteers. It was used in the Civil War by Private & Sergeant John Robertson who served in Company H, 3. Louisiana Cavalry from December 1863 to May 1865.This saber is 37 1/8"long with a 32 36/4"x 1 ½ curved blade, iron guard, iron fennel & a black leather covered wood grip. The scabbard is iron & is stamped near the throat 11TFg20 (over) 11FPD11. It is in good & fairly well used condition with light pitting on the dully shiny iron parts. This saber was on loan & displayed for several years in the Louisiana Civil War Museum, (formally known as the Confederate Museum).
It comes with a certificate of authenticity & historical research. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items". The seller is "revwarcannonballs" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.