Froelich Confederate Officer's Sword, c. 1861-65, brass hilt with the letters C.S.A. in a banner on foliate designs, quillon has an X X stamp, leather-wrapped grip with brass wire, unmarked steel blade, with Spanish brown painted scabbard with brass drag, bands, and X X marked brass throat, blade lg. 29, overall lg. 35 in.
Provenance: By family descent to the consignor.
Note: This sword was purportedly brought home by a veteran of the 13th New Hampshire Regiment at the end of the Civil War.
Hilt has some patina, a few small cracks in leather wrapping on grip, scabbard has some light paint loss, overall sword and scabbard are in very good condition.
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