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108th Illinois Infantry Staff & Field Officer Sword Presented by his Men
Item #: A1279
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This is a nice looking original Civil War staff & field officer’s sword and we know who used it! This is the classic style that was worn by high ranking officers of the Civil War. These swords are easily distinguished from the foot officer’s swords because of the large "US” lettering in the basket of the hand guard. This one has a very attractive golden honey color to the brass parts. The blade is full-length at 31-1/2 inches. The blade still retains a trace amount of the ornate etching on each side of the blade with the pleasing gray look. On the back side it has the remnants of the matching floral and patriotic designs. On the handle of the sword it has the original grip intact. This is the high quality version that has the sharkskin grip instead of leather. The skin has a nice color as you can see. It also has the entire double twist style wire wrap intact. The sword is encased in the original scabbard. The scabbard is the version that is made suing leather and brass. It has both of the rings and mounts intact as well as the throat and drag. The leather has an old repair down near the drag as you can see in the images. What makes this sword extra special is what is inscribed on the back side of the brass of the hand guard. In fine script lettering it reads "Presented to Lieut. S.B. Hartz by the members of Co. G 108 Re. Ill Vols.". The sword is accompanied by a large stack of service and pension records about his service. They show that Samuel B. Hartz was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant on August 28th 1862. He resigned his commission on May 30th 1863. During this time the regiment saw a few fierce battles including Port Gibson, Louisiana and then the struggle at Champion Hill, Mississippi. During this time he was promoted to the rank of Captain on January 1st 1863. This is a good looking original Civil War staff officer's sword & scabbard from an Illinois soldier with a solid history.


Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
$3,250.00 USD

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