The sword carried by colonels, lieutenant colonels and majors during the Civil War and Indian Wars. Standard pattern, Peterson #121. Hilt well chased and detailed. Wire wrapped black leather grip. 30” d.e. blade with mottled gray patina typical for the period. The iron scabbard with dark brown patina. Brass upper suspension mount. The tip mount lacking with the patina matching indicating. loss long ago, perhaps in combat.