Good example of this fundamental officer’s sword which served in the Civil War. This example probably later though we have been unable to date the retailer’s activity. Standard pattern (The American Sword, Peterson #121) with brass hilt. Wire wrapped sanded ray skin grip. 28” d.e. blade with foliage, military trophies, U S and spread winged eagle. The ricasso marked Harding Uniform & Regalia, Boston MASS. That retailer is well represented by 20th century specimens, but as this pattern was superseded in 1902, it evidently dates to the later 19th century. The form and technique of the decoration supports that dating. These were carried by Staff & Field Officer’s during the Civil War and made mandatory for all officers in 1872 with the Western Frontier movement in the 1870’s and 80’s which is where we would date this example. Complete with its surface rusted iron scabbard and original khaki cloth storage bag (drawstring lacking).