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    U.S. M1850 Foot Officers Inscribed on the Top Mount to Lt. George Humes, 119th Penna. Vols., KIA at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864. The actual inscription, on the back of the top mount is "Lt. George C. Humes/ 119th Regt/ Penna. Vols." executed in period script. The 32" blade bears the logo of W. H. Horstmann & Sons in the etch, which also incorporates scroll work, arms panoplies, eagle with motto and large US. Blade excellent with just some minor scattered staining, retaining much of the original luster. Hilt perfect with nice patina, sharkskin grip and spring like copper wire wrap also perfect. Steel scabbard with deep dark patina and just some light scattered surface rust. Brass mounts perfect just showing honest wear and a few shallow dents on the lower mount. Humes enlisted as a sergeant in the 119th Pa. on August 15, 1862, and served with the regiment through heavy fighting at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness. The regiment was heavily engaged throughout its term of service and lost 6 officers and 132 EM killed and mortally wounded. Humes was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant September 1, 1863, likely the date he acquired this sword, and to 1st Lt. March 19, 1864. Very nice sword with a superb history.

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    June, 2010
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