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Standard pattern, Peterson #44 with HORSTMANN PHILA maker’s mark to the blade with an R centered to the other side. to the blade. Hilt with good patina.  Blade with uniform pitting texture and good brown patina. Musicians marched at the head of the attack and were recognized as a stabilizing and stimulating force. They were attacked to silence them and a few including Robert Henry Hendershot and John Clem became legends for their bravery on the battlefield. Union musicians were equipped with the 1840 pattern sword and no other weapon. From the famed American Sword Collection of Frank Barnyak.
Stock Number: B4040

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