Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | September 23, 2012

New Acquisition

The Cornwall Community Museum has a new artifact in the War of 1812 exhibit!

British 1796 regulation pattern sergeant’s sword.

British 1796 regulation pattern sergeant’s sword.

In 1802 the View of Standing Regulations for the Colours, Clothing etc of the Infantry, noted:

The swords for sergeants…and of the Infantry throughout except the Rifle Corps to be the same.  They are to have a brass hilt and the grip or handle to be of twisted wire, which with the blades are to be in the same dimensions and form exactly similar as stated for the officers.

 

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