See Peterson #117. Finely detailed hilt with brass guard and pommel modeled as eagles and other patriotic motifs. Considerably remnants of the original gold surface. Reeded bone grip. 28” d.e. blade bright with superficial staining at the forte. Hilt excellent condition and crisply detailed. Leather-covered iron scabbard a period replacement. One of the variations popular with militia officers at the outbreak. of the Civil War. At the outbreak of the Civil War, the forces of both sides were comprised primarily of state militias, one of which, this sword served.