US Medical Swords I
US model 1840 medical staff officers sword. The sword has a fine cast hilt with some hand engraving and an applied silver MS. The blade engraving has (US medical staff) on the obverse. The reverse has a blade presentation intentionally but only partially removed. This sword has a typical brass scabbard and brass mounts.
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US model 1840 medical staff officers sword. It was originally sold by Virgil Price, New York. It has the typical cast brass hilt with the MS cast in the langet. The hilt is engraved G. B. Billington-Assistant Surgeon General. The blade is engraved with "United States Medical Staff" and Virgil Price, New York. The scabbard is browned steel with cast brass mounts.
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US model 1840 medical staff officers sword. Another variation with a larger hilt and large silver MS applied to the langet. The blade is engraved with a soldier holding a US flag, US shield, an eagle with "union" on its banner and USMS. The scabbard is iron with fancy cast brass mounts. The top being an eagle and the bottom a mythological bust.
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Presentation US model 1840 medical staff officers sword. Another variation with a larger hilt and large silver MS applied to the langet. The blade is engraved with "United States Medical Staff" along with floral decoration, military arms, and the American eagle with "E Pluribus Unum." The presentation reads: "Presented to / Dr. G. R. Richards / by his friends / commerce April 22nd 1863." Dr. Richards served with the illustrious 1st & 5th Michigan Cavalry. He was kept very busy tending the heavy casualties as he served under a General named Custer, George Armstrong.
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US naval surgeon eagle hilt small sword. P style guard has flags, cannon and cannon balls. The langet has a fouled anchor. The blade is tri-colored with military motif panels. The scabbard is undecorated brass.
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