Russian Hussars Officer's scabbard, Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General John Alexander Ewart, 1854.
Ewart used this sword and scabbard as a substitute to a claymore he had lost during the Battle of the Alma (1854). He came across it on the march to Sevastopol when he found some baggage carts that had belonged to Russian Hussar officers.
The sword and scabbard were given to him on his appointment to General Airey's Staff. He would probably have carried this sword through the rest of his Crimean service, including the Battles of Balaklava and Inkerman.
Associated with Dep Asst QMG John Alexander Ewart, 93rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot, during the Crimean War (1854-1856).
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