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    Civil War U.S. M1850 Foot Officer's Sword by Ames with Great Inscription. The sword overall completely untouched/ uncleaned with the following period inscription on the top mount, "Lieut. S Storrow/ 2nd Mass. Vols./ A. A. D. C./ Killed at the Battle/ of Averysboro, N. C./ March 16th, 1865". Obviously applied when his effects were returned to his family after his death and obviously in Storrow's possession when he was killed. Blade near mint with classic Ames etch including US, eagle, scrollwork and arms panoplies. Hilt, grip and wire wrap also about perfect, retaining much of the original gilt and Inscribed in period script on the top of the inboard guard "Lieut. S. Storrow 2nd Mass. Vols.", doubtless inscribed for Storrow when he originally acquired the sword. The scabbard is missing the lower mount, else near perfect, completely untouched with the mounts retaining about 20% of the original gilt. Samuel Storrow initially served as a Corporal in the 44th Mass. from September 12, 1862, to June 8, 1863. He was then commissioned a 1st Lieut. in Co. D, 2nd Mass. Inf October 25, 1864, serving in that capacity until his death. Accompanied by a complete set of records/ provenance. A wonderful inscribed Civil War sword providing a clear touchstone to a precise moment in history.

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    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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