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AUTUMN GETTYSBURG CIVIL WAR & MILITARIA SHOW
October 26, 27, 2013
AllStar Events Complex - 2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
PA. Antique Gun Collectors Assoc. (PAGCA) formerly POTTSTOWN
Nov 2nd & 3rd, 2013
NEW LOCATION: LULU SHRINE CENTER
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.
Manufd: Forresdale RI
Maker: Mansfield & Lamb
Model: M 1860 Cavalry Saber
Size: 35 inch blade
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.