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47th Massachusetts Infantry Staff Officer Sword of Lieutenant Eli Kinsley
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Here is a very attractive sword and we know who carried it. This is a Civil War staff & field officer sword that was carried by a soldier from Massachusetts. The sword has an overall size of 37 inches with the blade making up 30-1/2 of those inches. This is one of the classic imported version of the Civil War Staff & Field officer’s sword by Klingenthal. The blade is etched over 2/3 of its length w/ various military, patriotic & foliate motifs. The front of the blade has the very clear "US" lettering. On the back side it has the Union eagle with the "E PLURIBUS UNUM" nation al motto. The spine is etched in part with script letters, "Klingenthal" which was a premier maker in France. The sword has the gilded brass hilt with the large "US" in the pierced guard. On the handle of the sword it has the original sharkskin grip with the original double twist brass wire intact. It is accompanied with the gilded brass mounted leather scabbard. What makes it special is that engraved on the throat it proudly states, "Adjudant Eli C. Kinsley 47th Regt. M.V.M.". Eli Kinsley was a 34 year old lawyer who joined the 47th Mass. on September 4, 1862. He was promoted to the post of Adjutant on November 4, 1862. The 47th Mass was known as the "Merchant's Guard Regiment" due to the fact it had been recruited primarily through the efforts of Boston merchant Lucius B. Marsh. The 47th primarily served in & around New Orleans, LA. Our friends at even had an image of Kinsley in uniform. A printout of his service as well as the Regiment will accompany the sword. This is a fine piece of Massachusetts history!

Item #: B1469
Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
Your Price:$3,250.00 USD
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