Original U.S. Civil War 1862 Presentation Sword Named to Captain Charles Mohr of the 54th NY State Volunteers
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a lovely Union Staff and Field Officer's Sword with presentation scabbard offered in nice "sleepy" unaltered condition.
Named to Captain Charles Mohr of the 54th Regiment of the New York State Volunteers. This Regiment was made up mainly of men that recently immigrated to the United States especially of German origin that explains why the "presentation plaque" on the scabbard consists of a mixture of the German, French and English language.
This sword is a very fine example of the model 1840 Staff and Field Officer's Sword and still bears the majority of the original heavy gilding, especially the heavily worked presentation scabbard mountings. The blade is beautifully engraved and only shows slight age but absolutely no use. The grip appears to be brass wrapped sharkskin of superb quality.
The inscription located one the rear of the top scabbard mount is not easy to read due to the use of various languages. We had it translated and it reads:
WITH THE ESTEEM AND RESPECT OF COMPANY G
OF THE NEW YORK STATE VOLUNTEERS
AT HUNTER'S CHAPEL NEAR WASHINGTON
ON 9TH FEBRUARY 1862
Research revealed a marvelous journal record of the period kept by the commanding officer of the 54th N.Y.S.V. COLONEL EUGENE A. KOZLAY from June 1861 to April 23rd 1866, which makes extremely interesting reading.
Read it for yourself at this link:
A fine presentation sword, in sleeper condition, with a researchable history from the Civil War
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