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    U.S. Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword Inscribed to 1st Lieut. Phillip Reade Adjutant H.C.'s. The 30 1/4" blade is etched for 2/3 its length on the obverse with leaf / scroll motifs, arms panoplies and a spread wing American eagle. The reverse depicts similar motifs but with a large block US. Blade is etched "Ames Mfg Co Chicopee Mass" and is in excellent condition with a few areas of minor dark staining. Hilt of regulation style, sharkskin grip with double brass wire wrap showing minor signs of wear and a crack on the reverse side. The leather scabbard shows an old repair at the mid section and a line of thin leather covering the seam. The throat and center mount are engraved with scrolls and flowers within a stippled background, the drag is a period replacement. The reverse throat is engraved "1st Lieut. Phillip Reade Adjutant H.C.'s Oct. 9, 1863". Sold together with a framed G.A.R. certificate (15 1/2" x 12 1/2" sight) issued to Reade in 1894 indicating his attendance as a cadet at West Point until discharged on July 1, 1864 and his subsequent service as a "Union Volunteer in the War of the
    Rebellion." He belonged to the George A. Custer Post No. 40 in the Department of Illinois.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2015
    12th Saturday
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