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M1860 Cavalry Saber-40th Mass-Eng. Battle Honors

M1860 Cavalry Saber-40th Mass-Eng. Battle Honors

Item #: SJM140

    M 1860 Cavalry Saber of 1st Lt. Frederic E. Lowell - 40 Mass. Infantry. - Amazing engraving of Battle Honors, ID and an image of his Horse and attendant.

Year made: 1864
Made in: Forresdale RI
Maker: Mansfield & Lamb
Model: M 1860 Cavalry Saber
Size: 35 inch blade
Grade: VG+

 USA/Canada - $24 per Item
 Europe - $48 per Item
 APAC - $48 per Item
 S,Cent America - $48 per Item


Price: $8,500 USD

M 1860 Cavalry Saber of 1st Lt. Frederic E. Lowell - 40 Mass. Infantry. Lowell served from 1862 to Nov. 30, 1864.

The guard is a work of art. The pommel  has --- 1st. Lt. F. E. Lowell / 40 Mass. Inft. and engraved as well as a great image of his horse and attendant. The guard has many of the 40th Mass. battle honors. Every surface except for one side of the inner branch in engraved with a location and date.

This unit had losses in 34 engagements and has these engagements inscribed on the guard. ---siege of Suffolk, Va., April-18 to May 4, 1863; Baltimore Cross Roads, Va July 2, 1863; Siege of Fort Wagner SC Aug 15-30 1863; Ten Mile Run, Fla. Feb. 8, 1864, Barbers Ford, Fla. Feb.10 1864; Lake City Fla. Feb. 11,1864; Olustee, Fla. Feb. 20,1864; Cedar Creek, Fla. Mch 1, 1864; Gurth Creek, Fla. April 2,1864; Chester Station Va May 10, 1864; Cedar Creek, Weir Bottom Church, Procters Creek May 16 to June 24, 1864; Polmero Creek, Durys Bluff & Hatchies May 16-June 24 1864; Cold Harbor June 1 to 13, 1864.

This is an enlisted cavalry saber carried by an officer. This demonstrates that officers carried enlisted sabers as well. It is a standard M & L M1860 that is in carried condition. The saber is dated and inspected. Obverse ricasso is marked US, CEW, and 1864.  The reverse ricasso is marked with the M & L stamp.  Pommel is also marked CEW.  The scabbard is in fine shape and is marked with a W at the throat and JM on the drag.