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    Absolutely Authentic U.S. M1840 Musician's Sword, Roby/ 1863, Inscribed on the Face of the Guard "C. H. Baker/ 4th Ms. H. Art." Blade dark with scattered light pitting. The hilt has one shallow dent on the side of the grip, else perfect, with nice dark untouched patina. The inscription absolutely authentic and of the period, despite its resemblance to the work of renowned New England engraver from the 1970s-80s. Scabbard missing the lower mount, else about perfect, as is the top mount. Charles H. Baker joined Co. G of the 4th Mass. Heavy Arty as a musician August 9, 1864, and served with the unit in the defenses of Washington until his muster out on June 17, 1865. Nice example of a difficult sword to find identified.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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