Standard pattern, Peterson #44 with Ames maker’s mark and US 1863 date to the blade. The Ames mark weak as typical. A H C inspector’s mark to the blade and guard, of Archibald H Ceiley who worked 1862-3. Original leather scabbard with weak point in the middle but complete with both brass mounts. Musicians marched at the head of the attack and were recognized as a stabilizing and stimulating force. They were attacked to silence them. Union musicians were equipped with the 1840 pattern sword and no other weapon. From the famed American Sword Collection of Frank Barnyak.
Item ID: A9965

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