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U.S. Army Officer’s Non-Regulation Sword and Scabbard – November 24, 1864

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

United States Army Staff and Field Officer’s non-regulation Model 1850 sword (.A) and scabbard (.B). The etched sword, made by “W. Clauberg / Solingen” has a slightly curved, single-edged blade and a half-basket type brass hilt with silver grips wrapped with brass wire. The etched, browned steel scabbard has gilt brass fittings. The set was presented on November 24, 1864, to Colonel Ozora Pierson Stearns by the enlisted men of the 39th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment.

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