The lady that had it said that the scabbard, belt and other accoutrements were stolen by an aunt and turned over to the Alabama Archives and History Dept in Montgomery. I wonder if she got the old vet's uniform too?!? I might try to find out who this aunt was and see if there is any record of her donating anything to the museum.
The sabre, in case anyone is interested, is a standard 1860 Lt. Cav. Sabre made under contract by H. Boker, Solingen, Germany. I has it on the blade. It is one of the most well balanced and quick and deadly sabres I have ever held, and I have held many originals, owned a few in the past.