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Confederate Foot Officer's Sword, Florida Presentation

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probably a product of Leech & Rigdon, Greensboro, Georgia

Confederate States Armory Foot Officer's sword

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Confederate States Armory, Kenansville, NC

McKennie Foot Officer's Sword

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This foot officer's sword is etched McKennie, Charlottesville, Va on spine.

Dufihlo Foot Officer's Sword

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This Dufihlo, New Orleans, Louisiana made and marked officer's sword is in fine condition. 

Boyle & Gamble Foot Officer's Sword with split branched guard

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branched guard, Boyle & Gamble, Richmond, Va.

Thomas Griswold & Company Foot Officer's Sword

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"Thomas Griswold & Co., New Orleans" stamped on ricasso on this fine example of well made Confederate officer's sword.

Confederate States Armory Foot Officer's sword

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Froleich, foot, CSA in ribbon, among the rarest of Confederate swords. 

W. J. McElroy Foot Officer's Sword

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W. J. McElroy of Macon, Georgia made several patterns of foot officer's swords. This fine example is copy of US 1850 with floral motifs.

Louis Haiman Foot Officer's Sword

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This sword is one of several known presented by same officer to Terrell Artillery company officers. Louis Haiman & Brothers of Columbus, Georgia made and marked this beautiful sword.

Confederate Foot Officer's Sword, unknown maker

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possibly a product of the College Hill Arsenal, Nashville, Tennessee


Boyle & Gamble Foot Officer's Sword

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Many Confederate sword makers copied the regulation US model 1850 foot officer pattern. This is a distinctive copy made by Boyle & Gamble of Richmond, Virginia. This particular example is in the finest condition exhibiting a lustrous blade with large "CSA" and other patriotic motifs etched on blade.

E J Johnston Foot Officer's Sword

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This is probably the finest surviving example of etched bladed E. J. Johnston, Macon, Georgia known. 

Hyde & Goodrich Foot Officer's Sword

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This is among the finest swords known by this early New Orleans maker. This sword has a Virginia presentation, early war.


Galvin marked Foot Officer's Sword

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The maker mark "Galvin" is unknown as to where he was, but several maker marked foot swords are known by him.

Confederate Foot Officer's Sword, unknown maker,

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This pattern with pen knife blade is possibly a product ot the College Hill Arsenal, Nashville, Tenn.

Dewitt Foot Officer's Sword

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This unique sword with"Snakes in Guard" is rarely maker marked: Dewitt, Columbus, Ga.

Confederate Foot Officer's Sword, unknown maker

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Boyle, Gamble & MacFee Foot Officer's Sword

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This is a fine exmple of the maker marked Boyle, Gamble & MacFee, Richmond, Virginia foot officer's sword.

Confederate Foot Officer's Sword, unknown maker

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Confederate Foot Officer's Sword, unknown maker

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Fishback & Moyer Confederate Officer's Sword

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Fishback & Moyer, Gordonsville, Virginia manufactured furniture before the war. There are 2 known marked edged weapons known marked of their manufacture, this sword and a large sideknife. This sword was carried by officer in 13th Virginia, Major William C. Scott, later chief Quartermaster of the Army of Northern Virginia. The bowie knife is pictured in my 2012 text  Confederate Bowie Knives by Jack Melton, Josh Phillips and myself, signed copies available from me via this site.

Dufilho Foot Officer's Sword

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Though unmarked, this sword has characteristics in blade etch and scabbard mounts identical to signed examples of Dufihlo, New Orleans. This specimen was originally found on sword belt with interlocking two piece Louisiana belt plate with concentric ring design.


Conning Foot Officer's Sword

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James Conning, Mobile, Ala.

Leech & Rigdon Foot Officer's Sword

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This sword was a popular Confederate pattern with the CS cast in an oval opposite the floral decoration of hilt. This pattern is known to have been made or agent marked by several manufacturers most notably Conning of Mobile and Leech & Rigdon at there several locations in the South. The disctinctive scalloped mounts on leather scabbard here I believe to be a Leech & Rigdon feature due to their presence on Leech marked foots of this pattern. This sword has a plain unetched blade but in overall beautiful 'as found" condition.


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