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Sword, Belt, Canteen, and Cartridge Box of Henry Richardson, Battery E, 1st New York Light Artillery, c. 1861-65, buff leather mounted waistbelt with brass fittings, stamped under the adjustment tab H. Richardson/Co. E. 1st Arty. N.Y.S.V., attached to the belt revolver cartridge box, and a Model 1840 Light Artillery saber marked on one side of the blade AMES MFG. CO./CHICOPEE/MASS. and on the other side U.S./A.D.K./1862, and a smoothside canteen with jean cloth cover, marked on one side in red paint 1/NY, and on the other side E, stamped under the strap is H. Richardson/Co. E. 1st Arty. N.Y.S.V.
Note: Battery E of the 1st New York mustered into service on September 13, 1861, engaged during the Siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg. The Peninsula, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, North Anna, Petersburg, and was with the 5th Army Corps during the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox, Virginia.
Belt is missing one of the sword straps, canteen has some wear on the cover, sword is in very good condition with some light rust on the scabbard.
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