Pattern used by northern and Southern Militias in the Antebellum period and which subsequently served in the Civil War on both sides. See The American Sword, Peterson, #11. Brass hilt the “bow tie” form guard and plumed helmet pommel, shows dark patina. The grip perished. 28” diamond section blade with crusty surface rust.   Purchased in the 1970’s at Schindler’s Antiques, King St. Charleston South Carolina. It was said to have come from a Charleston house clearance and to have been carried by a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. That time was just 100 years after the war and hardly anyone collected anything. Such items with good honest provenance could be purchased very cheaply.
Item ID: B6857

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