Model 1850 Army Staff & Field Officers' Sword

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Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer's Sword
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A replica of a Model 1850 Staff and Field Officer's Sword
Type Dress sword
Place of origin USA
Service history
In service 1850-1872
Used by USA
Wars American Civil War
Specifications
Blade length 32 inches

Scabbard/sheath Leather or Steel

The Model 1850 Army Staff and Field Officer's Sword was carried by all members of staff departments, Field Grade officers of Artillery and Infantry, Company Grade Officers of Light Artillery, Staff Officers and Aides-de-Camp between 1850 and 1872. It was based on a French pattern. Though other swords were by regulation allowed, this model was by far the most popular sword carried by officers during the American Civil War. The Staff and Field Officers' Sword is distinct from the Model 1850 Army Foot Officer's Sword.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "M1850 Staff & Field Officer Sword". The Regimental Quartermaster. The Model 1850 Army Staff and Field Officer's Sword was carried by all members of staff departments. 
  2. ^ "Swords in the American Civil War". The Bangor Historical Society. 

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