Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War

Civil War Weapons, all pre 1898

by Harry Ridgeway

Confederate swords.
Weapon7000 Sword Confederate.

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This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

All weapons listed on this webpage are strictly manufactured before 1898, and are considered unsafe for actual use. These are antique collectible weapons of the Civil War (most are pre 1865, unless I state otherwise) and actual firing of these weapons is not recommended for any purpose whatsoever! Because these are all "pre 1898" weapons, no licenses are required for ownership, but common sense and good judgment should be applied

Most information on this page is from:
Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms......
John Thillman series, "Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers...", or "Civil War Army Swords...."

Confederate cavalry saber, Boyle & Gamble.
Weapon7010 Sword Confederate Boyle Gamble
Manufactured by Boyle & Gamble, Richmond Virginia.

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Confederate cavalry saber, Haiman.
Weapon7030 Sword Confederate Haiman
Manufactured by Louis and Elijah Haiman, Columbia Georgia.

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Confederate cavalry saber, Kenansville.
Weapon7040 Sword Confederate Kenansville
Manufactured by Louis Froelich, Confederate States Armory, Kenansville, North Carolina.

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Confederate cavalry saber, Memphis Novelty Works, Leech & Rigdon.
Weapon7060 Sword Confederate Memphis Novelty
Manufactured by Memphis Novelty Works, Leech & Rigdon, Memphis Tennessee.

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Confederate Cavalry saber, unknown maker.
Weapon7090 Sword Confederate not identified
Confederate manufacturer not identified, referred to as "Dog River", this is a name of collector convenience made up in the 20th century, but applied to unidentifed Confederate swords of the Civil War.

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Confederate sword and knife, fakes, fantasies, and reproductions, all are junk of no value.
Weapon7990 Sword Confederate Fakes and Reproductions
All of the items on this page are pictures that I made from pieces brought to me for analysis or evaluation, or pictures submitted by others. There are simply too many goofy swords out there to attempt to catalog all of the possible fakes, and I have no interest in trying to do so, this is simply a small sample and the perverbial tip of the iceberg.

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