One of the many variants (see Peterson #11 and #12) which were purchased by state militias before, during and after the Civil War. Brass hilt with cruciform guard and shield form langets. Plumed helmet pommel and reded bone grip. 27 3/8” rounded face straight double-edged blade struck with a walking bear maker’s mark at the forte. That mark is well known, but the subject of some confusion. It is recorded on some Civil War swords, but mostly later examples. It may be the mark of the Weyersberg family of sword makers who were active before the Civil War. Brass mounted leather covered steel scabbard, the screw for the bottom mount lacking. As with most undated swords of types used during the Civil War, dating is speculative. However, it would be perfectly at home in a Civil War collection.