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Louis Haiman Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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This variant of the Louis Haiman of Columbus, Georgia made Staff Officer's sword is a scarce variant of the more often encountered cast CS in guard.

Confederate States Armory Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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College Hill Armory Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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The College Hill Armory in Nashville, Tennessee produced this scarce sword with "pen knife" blade.

Louis Haiman Staff & Field Officer's Sword, silver "CSA"

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 This is the silver "CSA" variant made by L. Haiman & Brothers, Columbus, Ga.

B Douglas Staff & Field Officer's Sword, cut out "CSA"

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These swords once thought to be products of the Confederate States Armory in Kenansville, North Carolina; now this pattern without cut out over the "C" and no roman numerals has been identified to B. Douglas, Columbia, South Carolina. There are other noted differences also though subtle. The scabbards associated with Douglas staffs of this pattern can be similar to Froelich with a brass or iron drag with typical Douglas "rondels" on blades of drags or can be leather. Note the blue dyed grip, possibly representing infantry on this example.


Leech & Rigdon Staff & Field Officer's Sword with extra branch

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This variant of Leech's foot sword is generally better finished in etch and chasing. This patern is known to Mobile makers as well as Leech & Rigdon of Memphis, Columbus, Mississippi and Greensboro, Georgia.


Conning Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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James Conning of Mobile, Alabama made and marked some of the highest quality swords made in the South.

Confederate States Armory Staff & Field, "CS & star"

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This variant CS staff was made at Louis Froelich's Confederate States Armory in Kenansville, North Carolina. Examples are known with maker marked etched blades and knucklebows sometimes cast "LF 1861". Remnants of the LF mark are seen under new decoration cut into knucklebow casting.

Thomas, Griswold Staff & Field Officer's Sword, "Fort Hilt"

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This high grade staff sword is known in brass and silver, gold and silver plated examples. This example is identified to New Orleans officer. Thomas, Griswold of new Orleans succeeded Hyde & Goodrich in mid 1861 and operated till the fall of New Orleans in 1862.


Kraft, Goldschmidt & Kraft Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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Kraft, Goldschmidt & Kraft of Columbia, South Carolina made these massive staff swords, several carried by Confederate generals.

Halfmann & Taylor Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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English import agent marked: "Halfmann and Taylor, Montgomery, Ala."

Thomas, Griswold & Company Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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This rare "script CS" staff maker marked "Thomas, Griswold & Co, New Orleans" is a fine example in orinal scabbard.


College Hill Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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This is a rare variety, few examples noted. 

Leech & Rigdon "Floating CS" Officer's Sword

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Leech & Rigdon, "Floating CS" Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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"floating CS", Leech and Rigdon, one of 2 variants made in Columbus, Mississippi and Greensboro, Georgia.

Confederate States Armory Staff & Field Officer's sword

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 The "Confederate States Armory" Staff & Field officer's swords were made by Louis Froelich in Kenansville, NC. Rarely is this pattern seen with fine discernible blade etch. Froelich's etched blades are rare and generally poor. John McAden and Chris Fonvielle in their text Louis Froelich Arms-Maker to the Confederacy state that only 4 examples etched are known, this being one.


Dufilho Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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DuFilho, New Orleans, La

Boyle & Gamble Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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This Staff and Field Officer's Sword made by Boyle & Gamble of Richmond, Virginia has examples known carried by most all officer ranks in the Confederate army. This example is among the the very finest examples known. This sword has a near perfect scabbard with lustrous blade with etched patriotic motifs.  

Confederate Staff & Officer's Sword, unknown maker

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partial marking on ricasso: "J. Luth…"

Confederate Staff & Field Officer's Sword, "CS & star", unknown maker

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 There are marked specimens of this popular CS pattern with "CS and star" by Boyle & Gamble, Louis Froelich & B. Douglas. There are several unknown copies including this one. This example has a broken quillon.

Confederate States Armory Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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This sword was made by Louis Froelich's Confederate States Armory in Kenansvillle, North Carolina.

Leech & Rigdon Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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Though unmarked this sword exhibits several features not seen on other makers. Leech & Rigdon characteristics include distinctive shaped blade on drag, cord wrapped grip and distinctive shaped plain pommel.


B Douglas Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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This is the only known example marked by B. Douglas, Columbia, South Carolina.  This hilt, blade and grip are very distinctive and few swords of this pattern are known. There are however several unknown maker swords with same "CS and Star" hilts along with known makers: Boyle & Gamble, Richmond, Virginia and The Confederate States Armory of Louis Froelich, Kenansville, North Carolina.

Confederate Staff & Field Officer's Sword, unknown maker

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 This staff sword CS with star which is probably a copy of the sword made by Boyle & Gamble of Richmond, Virginia could have also been copied by other makers known to have made this pattern such as Louis Froelich of Wilmington and Kenansville, NC or B. Douglas of Columbia, SC whose manufacture the pictured sword is most often confused.

Thomas, Griswold & Company Presentation Custom General's Sword

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This is the highest grade Confederate officer's sword privately owned. Contruction is all sterling silver and gilt. The 31" blade is tyical of etching done for Duhihlo and other New Orleans makers. This sword was probably a custom order of Thomas, Griswold & Company, known for their silver work.
 
 Mississippi General Christopher Mott was killed leading the 19th Mississippi at Williamsburg, Virginia 6 weeks after presentation of this sword.

J C Wilson Staff & Field Officer's Sword

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This is the only known example of the elusive and iconic Houston, Texas sword maker J C Wilson. There is only one maker marked foot officer's sword known and this staff sword makes only the second known maker marked sword Wilson sword of any type maker marked. The finish of the brass on these two swords is distinctive and has a smooth yellow color seen on other patterns which are thought to be J C Wilson also. Wilson was a large manufacturer, though little is known of his operation other than several mentions in wartime Houston newspapers. This sword is among the greatest rarities of all Confederate manufactured swords.

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