EXTREMELY HIGH GRADE PRESENTATION QUALITY 21ST PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY OFFICER’S SWORD & SASH WITH ACCOMPANYING MATERIALS BELONGING TO LIEUTENANT FRANKLIN SPRINGER.
Overall length: 43″. Blade length: 34 1/2″. The single fullered blade is beautifully etched over half its length w/ various patriotic & military motifs including a lg. spread winged eagle & the words, “U S Cavalry” in a central panel. The ricasso is stamped, “W. CLAUBERG (knight) SOLINGEN”. The heavily gilded brass hilt has ornate floral motifs on the top of the handguard. The floral & foliate motifs also appear on the top & underside of both knuckle bow branches as well as the top of the knuckle bow at the pommel joint. The phrygian helmet pommel is ornately embellished throughout w/ a continuation of floral & foliate motifs. The solid silver grip is vertically ribbed w/ leafed vines & raised ridges. The gilded brass mounted, silver plated scabbard is intricately engraved in a similar foliate motif on the throat, drag & both bands. Accompanying the sword is Lt. Springer’s maroon officer’s sash measuring 138″ in length that includes 10 1/2″ tassels on each end. Also included are five 21st Regiment PA. Cavalry reunion medals for various years. There is a 21st PA Cavalry Reunion ribbon from Gettysburg, PA dated October 7, 1891. There is a discharge document & a furlough paper for Springer when he was a Sergeant. There is a 13 pg. ink document written in 1886 that was mailed to Franklin Springer that details the service of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry also known as the 182nd Pennsylvania Regiment. There are 2 booklets from the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry Association detailing the fifth & tenth reunions. A framed early reproduced photo of Springer is also included.