Leech and Rigdon Staff and Field Officer's Sword Identified to Lieutenant Walter C. Corley, 47th Georgia Infantry Regiment, c. 1863-65, brass hilt with foliate designs and a floating "CS," wire-wrapped leather grip, etched steel blade with foliate designs, panoply of arms, "DEO/VINDICE" on one side, "Lieut. W.C. CORLEY/CO B 47th GA. Regt" on the other, numbered "175" on the ricasso, and a steel scabbard with brass fittings, blade lg. 30, overall lg. 35 1/2 in.
Provenance: The collection of Nicholas A. Penachio.
Note: Walter Corley enlisted in 1862 and was a Sergeant in B company until promoted to Second Lieutenant in 1863.
In overall very good condition, blade has some patina but etching is very visible, scabbard has a small dent half way between the middle band and the drag.
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