US Model 1833
This is the first "recognized" major cavalry sword
pattern in the early United States and is patterned after a British sword of the 1820's. It is a "heavy cavalry"
type and was carried by "mounted infantry" or "Dragoons". These "Dragoons" were trained to ride quickly to a skirmish,
dis-mount, and fight on foot. In rare instances they would actually fight on horseback.
West Point Cadet Name Searches
I have various information on West Point Cadets - graduates and non-graduates - from 1802 to 2002. If there is a name on your sword - and that name is registered as a West Point Cadet - I can very likely supply basic information on that individual. I charge $10 to search, non-refundable. If a record is found, I will forward that information on to you via e-mail; if no record is found, I will e-mail you to that effect. Follow this link to request a West Point Cadet Search.
Complete view of the US Model 1833 Dragoon Sword, Officer's version.
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