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TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEER Presentation Sword of the 102nd Pennsylvania From 1861
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Here is your chance to own one of the most elusive of all Civil War era officer swords. This is one of the swords that were worn by the Topographical Engineers. The Topographical Engineers were formed in 1813 as part of the general Staff but became a separate Corps in 1831. In 1863 the group was absorbed into the regular U.S. Engineers. The soldiers were used for mapping and the design and construction of federal civil works such as lighthouses and other coastal fortifications and navigational routes. This is the pattern that was made by Weyersberg in Germany for the Philadelphia firm of W.H. Horstmann. At the base of the blade, it has the remnants of the king's head trademark of Weyersberg. The blade is full-length at 32-1/2 inches. It has the quill back blade design. On each side of the blade, it has the original etching still mostly visible. What makes the blade special is that on the back side it has the panel that reads in script lettering "United States Corps of Topographical Engineers". Towards the tip from there, it has the Indian with the sword raised and the Union eagle design above. On the front side of the blade, it has the shield with the "US" lettering and the Union eagle pattern. The sword has the classic cavalry style three branch brass handguard with the smooth sided pommel cap still holding it all nicely intact and tight. On the back side of the knuckle bow of the guard, it is engraved in Jeweler quality lettering that reads " Presented to Capt. S.L. Fullwood / By the Harpers Zouaves / Co. B. 6th Ward Home Guard / Pittsburgh June 6th 1861". The records show that Samuel L. Fullwood enlisted on September 3rd 1861 into the 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He served until September 15th 1864. The regiment had served with the Army of the Potomac. The guys at even had an image of Fullwood in his uniform. A printout of his service as well as that of the 102nd Pennsylvania will accompany the sword. I just acquired this sword straight out of the bushes and it is as fresh as fresh can be. It is a wonderful attic condition 1861 presentation sword that has a ton of character.

Item #: C1830
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$4,850.00 USD
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