See Peterson #11. Brass hilt with remnants of gold overlay in protected areas. Good ribbed bone grip with no chips or cracks. 26 ½” medially ridged blade profusely decorated with foliage, military splay and maker’s name, W H Horstmans & Sons Philadelphia. That address dates this sword 1843-59 and specific to Civil War vintage. Used by the Northern and Southern militias, which comprised the majority of troops for both sides at the outbreak of the war. Rarely encountered with decorated blades.