1846-47. Iron, made in two pieces, the joint evidently threaded. 13 3/8” length. Medially ridged sharply angled leaf shaped point. Conical socket with stout ball terminal. Mottled patina, the point with some original forged scale each side. See American Polearms fig.84, right for a similar related example found in northern New Mexico. New Mexico was pivotal in the Mexican-American War and occupied for a time by Confederate forces 16 years later. It is possible that this lance served in both wars.