Diminutive size sword with 19.1 in. engraved blade presenting a spread wing federal eagle flanked by the the initials "U" and "S" and floral motifs, obverse ricasso with the maker's mark "MADE BY THE M.C. LILLEY & CO. COLUMBUS. O." The hilt has a brass clam shell counter guard, a baroque knuckle bow with floral patterns and a trefoil pommel cap embossed with a fasces, the ribbed wood grip is wrapped in leather and brass twisted wire. Lacks the scabbard.
Provenance:The Civil War Collection of Dennis C. Schurr
Good, normal age and service wear, small areas of lose to the leather grip wrapping. Blade has areas of age spotting.
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