Lieutenant George N. Williams Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword, 98th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, c. 1862, gilt-brass hilt with wire-wrapped shagreen grip, etched blade with foliate designs and panoply of arms, marked "Kingenthal" on the spine of the blade, brown-painted steel scabbard with brass fittings, engraved on the throat "To Lieut/G.N. Williams/From the Citizens/of Canadaigua/Jan. 12th, 1862.," blade lg. 30 1/2, overall lg. 38 1/4 in.
Provenance: The collection of Nicholas A. Penachio.
Note: Williams served in the 98th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
The upper carrying ring is missing as is the small brass screw to hold on the drag, overall very good condition.
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