Lot 286    

M1850 Foot Officer's Sword & Tintype-Lieut. Arthur L. Conger, 115th OVI,
2006, Firearms and Early Militaria Auction, Dec 7
ricasso stamped Virgil Price New York on right ricasso. Left ricasso stamped W. Clauberg Solingen. False edge etched Iron Proof. 31.75" blade with etched panels on both sides. Shagreen handle void of brass wire, with brass hilt. Steel scabbard with brass furniture. PLUS, accompanying the sword is a fine quarter plate tintype of Lieutenant Conger wearing a Staff & Field model sword.

Shortly after being promoted to 1st Lieutenant in Company G, Conger was detached in November 1862 joining the staff of General Ammon as Acting Assistant Adjutant General. In June 1863 Conger was appointed Provost Marshall at Newport, Kentucky and never returned to the regiment, serving for the duration in various staff assignments, notably as Assistant Inspector of Railroad Defenses at Nashville. A pre-printed document being General Order No 4, dated March 10, 1865 cites Lieutenant H.H. Glosser, 115th OVI for resolute bravery in defending block-house No 7…from the attacks of the enemy and is signed by fellow Lt. Conger as official in his staff capacity. Conger mustered out at Murfreesboro in June 1865.

Condition:  
Missing brass drag. Also missing brass wire on handle. Blade has heavy salt and pepper pitting. Etching on blade is fair. Scabbard has been cleaned, brass furniture on saber has dark patina. Tintype EXC. Housed in partial case.
Sold: $747.50
Price includes
Buyer's Premium
      Ask a Question

All Images

don't miss

an opportunity to bid. You can't win if you're not in.

sign up to bid

what's it worth?

ask the experts

sell your item

start selling
Model 1861 Enfield Contract Musket,
Lot # 348 - Model 1861 Enfield Contract Musket,
made by Parker Field and Sons of London. .577 caliber, 39" barrel, three-band barrel configuration. Walnut stock. Long range rear sight. British proofs on left side of barrel at breech. Brass buttplate, trigger guard and nosecap. > Item Details
<i>Kelly</i> Marked Cowboy Spurs,
Lot # 791 - Kelly Marked Cowboy Spurs,
ca 1930s. Engraved copper overlay button, shank and slipper. Stamped Kelly on side of stirrup. Complete with nine-point rowels. Kelly Brothers was a company from Texas. > Item Details
Six Civil War Staff Officer's Hat Insignia,
Lot # 79 - Six Civil War Staff Officer's Hat Insignia,
three different styles and sizes of oval gold embroidered staff wreaths, the largest 3" x 2.25", with silver embroidered US. One 3.25" x 2" oval gold embroidered general service hat badge with silver stars and wire rope border, one small size oval gold embroidered infantry officer's bugle, with an o... > Item Details
<i>Parker Field & Co.</i> Northwest Trade Rifle,
Lot # 544 - Parker Field & Co. Northwest Trade Rifle,
.50 caliber smooth bore, 36" cannon style barrel, left flat stamped with CP with adorned crown. Lockplate stamped Parker Field & Co and dated 1866. Tombstone fox markings on both top of barrel and lockplate under the pan. Proof marking in center of stock on right side. Original flintlock, steel trig... > Item Details
M1861 Civil War Cartridge Box,
Lot # 211 - M1861 Civil War Cartridge Box,
leather cartridge box complete with tin cartridge boxes inside. Front flap with brass oval plate stamped US. Maker's mark inside on flap. > Item Details
226 Imported Confederate Musket,
Lot # 345 - 226 Imported Confederate Musket,
.72 caliber, 41" barrel. Both lockplate and barrel stamped 1016. Small rectangular lockplate stamped H.S. Brass buttplate, trigger guard and ramrod barrel. Buttstock with CA carved in right side. Walnut stock. > Item Details
5202 M1850 Foot Officers Sword & Scabbard,
Lot # 461 - 5202 M1850 Foot Officers Sword & Scabbard,
with unmarked 30.8" single-edged blade with 12" false-edge and 3/4 length fuller, with etched scrollwork and U.S., unmarked, single-piece cast brass quillon/guard/knuckle bow with scrolled quillon, open floral guard and reeded bow with slot for sword knot, cast brass stepped oval pommel with 1/4 bac... > Item Details
Model 1873 Winchester Rifle,
Lot # 630 - Model 1873 Winchester Rifle,
.32-20 caliber, 20" barrel, serial number 110050. Walnut stock and forearm. > Item Details
Bronze Cross of Soldier from Morgan's Raiders,
Lot # 488 - Bronze Cross of Soldier from Morgan's Raiders,
with hanger inscribed H.P. Dunlap. With accompanying manuscript note indicating that Dunlap was one of Morgan's "gallant 600" and that he was interred in a "northern prison." A Clarksville, Tennessee native, Hughes P. Dunlap served first in as 1st Lieutenant for forces in his native state before jo... > Item Details
Civil War Period Cavalry Bridle Bit,
Lot # 511 - Civil War Period Cavalry Bridle Bit,
unmarked, made of iron with single fancy rosette having raised C, closely approximating the M1851 Dragoon bit in profile except for the integral reinforcement arms added to the top of the branch. Forward portion of bit at branch support bar slightly bent at angle. > Item Details
1865-1872 Enlisted Pattern  Cavalry  Wool Forage Cap,
Lot # 782 - 1865-1872 Enlisted Pattern Cavalry Wool Forage Cap,
brass number 2 on front of cap indicating the second cavalry, with die cast crossed swords on crown. Two brass buttons with eagle, patriotic shield and arrows in its left talon and olive twig in right talon flank the cap. Black leather band at base encompassing front half of cap complete with brass ... > Item Details
Colt 1851 Navy Revolver,
Lot # 110 - Colt 1851 Navy Revolver,
.36 caliber, serial number 66257, 7.5" barrel stamped on top Address Col. Samuel Colt New York City. Beveled screws (characteristic of London made gun), iron backstrap and large trigger guard. Battle of Campeche scene on cylinder. Walnut grips. This is a London variation that was never shipped to E... > Item Details
Mexican War Eagle Pommel Saber with Ivory Grip,
Lot # 20 - Mexican War Eagle Pommel Saber with Ivory Grip,
31.5" curved blade, both sides of blade engraved with military trophies and floral ornament. Ivory handle, brass hilt, eagle head pommel, cast eagle on ricasso. Maker's name partially visible beneath the langet. > Item Details
23rd Infantry's Lietenants Epaulets in Original Tin Box,
Lot # 297 - 23rd Infantry's Lietenants Epaulets in Original Tin Box,
bronze bullion 23 on grey velvet with silver bullion surround with double regimental gold beaded border. One silver bullion rank bar and brass button with patriotic eagle. Brass shoulder scale with pendant gold bullion coils. Interior with red velvet with red glazed cotton complete with both brass s... > Item Details
* 4780 Ballard Carbine,
Lot # 371 - * 4780 Ballard Carbine,
.44 caliber, serial number 5105, 22" part- octagonal, part-round barrel. Top of the barrel stamped Worcester, Mass. Left flat stamped Merwin & Bray Agts, New York. Right flat stamped Ballard's Patent Nov. 5, 1861. Complete with two swivel rings. > Item Details
Boxed Pair of Epaulets and Chapeau,
Lot # 919 - Boxed Pair of Epaulets and Chapeau,
epaulets with silver bullion bar with fouled anchor rendered in silver bullion. Brass buttons with eagle and fouled anchor. Pendant gold bullion coils. Underside with brass strap stamped respectively Right and Left as well as lettering inside oval that reads Made in France. Brown glazed cotton with ... > Item Details
Merwin & Bray Revolver,
Lot # 736 - Merwin & Bray Revolver,
.30 caliber, 3.5" barrel, serial number 1525 top of barrel stamped Merwin & Bray Co. New York. Blue barrel and cylinder. Silver plated brass frame. Rosewood grips. > Item Details
Pair of Civil War Period Boots,
Lot # 495 - Pair of Civil War Period Boots,
15” high, black leather with typical square toes with pronounced raised, crested tops terminating in inverted “V”. Constructed with a two-piece upper with separate front/top section and vertical seams running top to bottom. Lined with separate pieces of thin brown leather, complete with leather pul... > Item Details
744 <i>J.S. Burson Wabash,  Indiana</i> Half Stock Percussion Rifle,
Lot # 553 - 744 J.S. Burson Wabash, Indiana Half Stock Percussion Rifle,
.36 caliber, 41.5" octagonal barrel, stamped on top J.S. Burson Wabash, Indiana . Percussion back-action lock stamped N. Ashmore. Double-set trigger, brass hardware, pewter tipped forend. German silver side escutcheons. Buckhorn rear sight and Rocky Mountain-style half-moon front sight. 57" overal... > Item Details
Infield Sabre Bayonet
Lot # 481 - Infield Sabre Bayonet
23.5" fullered blade stamped L on the ricasso. Bird's-eye pommel and black composite checkered grips. Complete with leaf spring secured by a screw. Black painted wood scabbard with iron throat and drag. 28" overall. > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: