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Medical Items from the Civil War Era
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Fine 110th New York Infantry Identified Medical Staff Officers Sword
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Here is a sword that you don't see offered very often these days and we know who carried it. This is the original Civil War Medical Staff officer sword. Officially known as the US model 1840 Medical Staff sword this is the classic style that was worn by the doctors and surgeons of the Civil War era. The blade is 30-1/4th inches in overall length with a very pleasing look all over. You can still clearly see all of the etching on each side of the blade. The front side of the blade has the "U.S. Medical Staff" in the center with the floral designs on each side. On the back of the blade it has the floral design with the Union Eagle in the center. The swords have a beautifully ornate handle and cross card. The cross guard has the shield in the center and as you can see it still has the integrally cast "MS" letters. These letters stand for the medical service branch of the Union army. The cast brass handle has the beautiful droop wing style Union Eagle on each side. The Eagle holds the arrows of war in one talon in the branch of peace and the other. At the very top of the sword it is all held together by the tang nut that is designed in the form of an acorn. All of the brass has a beautiful untouched patina as you can see in the pictures. What makes this sword extra special is that on the back of the grip it has the name of the soldier that carried the sword. In jeweler quality inscription it reads "Alan Cameron Livingston". When we did the quick research on his service we found out that Allan Cameron Livingston enlisted in July 1862 as surgeon of the 110th New York Infantry. He served with the regiment until January 15th 1864 when he was mustered out. The 110th New York Infantry served in the Department of the Gulf under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks. During their time they fought at Fort Bisland and Franklin, Louisiana. They were a part of the Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana where they had 37 killed, wounded and missing. Their last battle was at Vermillion Bayou, Louisiana in November of 1863. On the back side of the crossguard, it has the names of 2 other people, almost surely relatives that must have inherited the sword. It has engraved at the top, "W.S. Livingstone 1877" and below that is "Livingstone Platt 1907". It shows how the sword was cherished by the descendants. The sword is accompanied by the original scabbard that is constructed entirely of brass. The scabbard still retains the original throat and all three of the original sword hanger rings as well as the drag on the bottom of the sword scabbard. As you can see the mounts and drag have the beautiful designs to accentuate the sword itself. If you wanted an original Civil War Medical Staff officer sword that displays superbly and you know who carried it than this one is for you.

Item #: B3554
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$3,950.00 USD
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