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Third Model Virginia Manufactory.  As originally made these swords were carried on an over the shoulder crossbelt with frog attachment.  By 1860, cross belts had been largely replaced by sword belts equipped with hangers whenever possible.  In order to utilize the more than three thousand early model swords Virginia had on hand, it was necessary to issue them with the older over the shoulder sling and many Confederate Cavalry images show Virginia Cavalrymen with this configuration.  These…

Third Model Virginia Manufactory. As originally made these swords were carried on an over the shoulder crossbelt with frog attachment. By 1860, cross belts had been largely replaced by sword belts equipped with hangers whenever possible. In order to utilize the more than three thousand early model swords Virginia had on hand, it was necessary to issue them with the older over the shoulder sling and many Confederate Cavalry images show Virginia Cavalrymen with this configuration. These…

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