Surely saw Civil war service as the majority of troops on both sides at the outbreak were militia. Superior quality example of the pattern (Peterson #11) from the famed Barnyak collection. Crisply detailed fire gilt hilt with reeded bone grip (no chips). the gold faded but substantially intact. 27 5/8” d.e. blade with a bright polish and original cross polish to the forte. Brass mounted leather scabbard with light surface deterioration and most of the gold worn from the mounts. The frog and modeled scabbard tip with significant gold remaining. Frank Barnyak was a California gun show promoter who constantly upgraded his collection with the best quality and rare examples.