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Civil War Foot Officers Sword Identified
Item #: CS452
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Here is a nice original Civil War sword and we know who carried it!!!! It is an original Civil War foot officer's sword. This is the classic style carried by the line officer's of the Civil War. This one has the full-length at 30-12 inches. The blade has a light dove gray tone with a great look. You can still clearly see the original etching on each side of the blade. On the front side it has the eagle still partially visible as well as the "E PLURIBUS UNUM" motto. On the back of the blade it has the script "US" marking. On the base of the blade you can still see faint traces of the maker's mark from the famous Ames Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts. Ames was the largest maker of Civil War military swords and after looking at their quality products like this one you can see why. This sword has the original hand guard and pommel cap intact. This sword is very high quality and it still retains a very fine amount of the gold gilding on the brass. On the grip of the sword it has the original sharkskin grip intact. The handle has the original double strand of brass wire present around the grip. The sword is accompanied by the original leather and brass scabbard. The body of the scabbard is the version made of fine black bridle leather. It has both of the brass rings and mount intact. The original throat is intact at the top of the scabbard and on the bottom of the scabbard it has the brass drag that appears to be a period replacement. The scabbard is an Ames product and has their maker's mark and location stamped into the back side of the top mount. What makes this one stand out from the rest is the inscription on the top mount. It reads "Presented to/ Capt. John G. Barnes/ by/ Samuel Little/ Geo.J .Tenney/ Chas. Boynton. "The records show that Captain Barnes was a 36-year-old painter from Georgetown, Massachusetts who was commissioned into company K of the 50th Massachusetts Infantry on September 19. 1862. He spent a year with the 50th Mass and then served in the "17th Company of the Massachusetts Unattached Infantry. The 50th Massachusetts was one of the regiments that went down to Louisiana as part if the expedition to Louisiana under Union General Nathaniel Banks. The Regiment was part of the forces that fought at Port Hudson on May 27, 1863. This is a beautiful sword from the Civil War from the famous Ames Manufacturing Company with a beautiful inscription where it was given to a Massachusetts soldier.
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I received the CS buckle the other day and I am very pleased with it. It was exactly as you described, even better. It has been a pleasure to do business with you and I look forward to future purchases as I know I can buy with confidence.
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