Peterson #11. Type which carried by militias, both North and South, which comprised a significant portion of the fighting forces during the Civil War. 25 3/4" diamond section blade, Undecorated. The base with Benziger Bros. Cincinnati retailer’s name. Benziger Bros. is recorded in business in 1860. Tinned brass hilt, with "bowtie" form guard, “stars & bars” shaped langets, and plumed helmet pommel. Reeded bone grip with good patina and small edge flakes only. Matching plated scabbard. Excellent with expected aging and fine character.