Steel, brass, fish skin; leather, brass
Overall: 37 3/4 x 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 95.9 x 13.3 x 7.9 cm )
Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow, and etched designs on obverse and reverse; brass hilt with oval counter-guard with openwork flower and scroll design on obverse side and quillon with globular finial with scroll motif incised on flattened sides; grip covered with charcoal gray fish skin and wrapped with twisted wire; helmet-shaped pommel with floral border; leather scabbard with brass mounts consisting of throat with carrying ring, middle band with carrying ring, and tip with slightly asymmetrical drag.
Gift of Miss Louisa Lee Schuyler and Miss Georgina Schuyler
etched: on obverse of blade near center: "E PLURIBUS / UNUM" on banner
etched: on reverse of blade near center: "US"
etched: on reverse of blade below hilt: "H. SAUERBIER / Newark N.J. / Warranted-"
handwritten(?): on tag once attached to object: "CAPT. PHILIP SCHUYLER / ATTACHED TO HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF / POTOMAC 1863-65, AND TO / GENL. PATRICK, PROVOST MARSHALL GENL. / A. OF POTOMAC- / WAS ACTING ASSISTANT / PROVOST MARSHALL GENL. HE COMMANDED / A BRIGADE & WAS [MOUNTED?] IN APRIL / & MAY BEFORE RICHMOND 1865 / & IN RICHMOND."
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